US Secretary of Defense James Mattis meeting with the Saudis.
While touring the Middle East, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Saudi Arabia, presumably in an attempt to solidify ties with a so-called ally of America. While there, Mattis has taken aim at Saudi Arabia’s archenemy Iran. He averred “Everywhere you look, if there’s trouble in the [Middle East] region, you find Iran.”1 More specifically he claimed Iran has been supplying missiles to their Houthi proxies in Yemen, “We see Iranian-supplied missiles being fired by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia — and this is something, with the number of innocent people dying inside Yemen, that has simply got to [be] brought to an end.”2
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