The US government is “deeply involved” in Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against Yemen, says an American author and analyst.
“It is beyond belief, the American government is deeply involved in the conflict; it provides intelligence, it provides weapons, it provides munitions, and it provides supplies,” Michael Springmann told Press TV on Sunday.
“They basically deny everything and if they are caught in a contradiction they do some weasel-wording and jump back and forth from the exact meaning of one word to the inexact meaning of another word,” he added.
“Basically violence has somehow got ingrained to the American government’s psyche,” he maintained.
The author of the “Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts that Rocked the World” made the comments when asked about Washington’s refusal to admit responsibility for backing Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen.
In a statement Friday, White House spokesman Ned Price said that though “shocked and saddened” by the civilian casualties, “the United States has no role in targeting decisions made by the coalition in Yemen.”
In a bid to return fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, into power, the Saudis launched a deadly war against their southern neighbor in March – without a United Nations mandate.
The death toll from the months-long aggression has now surpassed 4,600. The office of the UN human rights chief said last week that the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the majority of the deaths.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also said that he is “deeply concerned” by the huge number of civilian casualties from the military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement that deposed Hadi in February.
Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment has worsened the humanitarian situation in the poverty-stricken Arab nation.
In their retaliatory attacks, Yemeni forces have been able to seize a number of Saudi military bases in border areas.
Tens of foreign soldiers, part of the Saudi-led coalition, have also been killed in the conflict.
By Press TV