South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on the need for the United States to pressure Saudi Arabia into a political solution to the Yemen conflict:

As Saudi planes continue to bombard one of the world’s poorest nations, it is time for the Barack Obama administration to use its leverage as the Kingdom’s major arms supplier to put pressure on Riyadh to enter negotiations on a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.

Testifying this week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Stephen Seche, who served as U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 2007-2010, said that Washington can promote a political solution in Yemen by delaying resupply of munitions to the Saudis.

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