Yemen conflict: US 'could be implicated in war crimes'

Yemen conflict: US 'could be implicated in war crimes'

The US government is concerned it could be implicated in potential war crimes in Yemen because of its support for a Saudi-led coalition air campaign.
Official documents obtained by Reuters news agency show government lawyers advised the US it might be considered a co-belligerent under international law.
The Obama administration has continued to authorise weapons sales to Saudi Arabia despite the warnings last year.
On Saturday, an air strike on a funeral hall in Sanaa killed some 140 people.
The coalition denied responsibility for the attack, but Washington said it would review its support... read more

10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC

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