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The British Government Must Follow Joe Biden and End Support for the War on Yemen

WASHINGTON -

President Joe Biden's announcement of an end to US support for the war on Yemen and a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia is a welcome change to US foreign policy. Shamefully, the British government continues to support the war which has created the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. The overwhelming majority of those with views oppose the war and oppose arms sales to Saudi Arabia on both sides of the Atlantic.

Following the Biden announcement and the World Says No to War on Yemen Global Day of Action involving tens of thousands of people in 28 countries, Stop the War is stepping up its campaign to demand the British government ends all support for the war and all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Thousands have already signed a petition to the government, an early day motion has been launched in parliament and all those opposing the war are being asked to lobby their MPs to sign it.

More events are being planned in the run up to the anniversary of the war in March.

Stop the War Convenor, Lindsey German, said:

'The crisis in Yemen which threatens the lives of more than 20 million people is not a natural disaster, it is a direct result of the Saudi-led war of which Britain is now the main western backer.

Quite simply, Johnson and Raab have blood on their hands. Their support for the carnage in Yemen must end immediately.'

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Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the "war on terror". Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere. Stop the War opposes the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.

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