Saudi Arabia: US move to end backing for intervention in Yemen will increase pressure on Riyadh

Predictions

  • US move to end backing for intervention in Yemen will increase pressure on Riyadh to re-evaluate role in conflict
  • US pressure over Yemen and human rights concerns will not lead to breakdown in wider strategic relations
  • Further Houthi missile and drone attacks will follow Abha attack, but temporary ceasefire is plausible over Ramadan

Event

President Biden announced on 4 February an end to US support for Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, including arms sales to the kingdom. However, Biden said Washington would continue to help Riyadh defend against Houthi attacks on its territory. 

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