Defying Trump, U.S. senators renew pressure on Saudis with focus on Yemen: letter

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Defying Trump, U.S. senators renew pressure on Saudis with focus on Yemen: letterRepublican and Democratic U.S. senators revived an effort to pressure Saudi Arabia over human rights, by pushing the country to fulfill its commitment to provide $750 million this year to help the people of Yemen, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The letter sent on Tuesday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman acknowledged past Saudi contributions for aid in Yemen, but said the Saudis have provided just a small share of a current $750 million commitment. The letter added that the United Nations was counting on that funding for programs to provide vaccinations, food, fuel and medicine.


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