International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Nabeel Khoury on US involvement in Yemen and what it means for the nuclear deal with Iran:
The U.S.’s approach to Iran is particularly delicate, as international powers are trying to hammer out a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. A naval conflict would threaten to derail those talks, said Nabeel Khoury, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. But he said the nuclear deal wasn’t hampering U.S. action in Yemen in any way.
“With or without the nuclear negotiations, I don’t think the U.S. wants to get involved militarily in Yemen,” he said. “It’s not that they’re feeling restrained by the negotiations. They’re feeling constrained by the desire not to get involved in another military confrontation.”