It has been one year since Saudi Arabia began what they said would be “short-term” military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. In the days since, using American-made fighter jets,cluster bombs, and other munitions, more than 3,000 innocent Yemeni civilians have been killed, many of them in ways that may amount to war crimes. It is far past time for the United States to stand up and say “enough is enough” and repudiate Saudi aggression and killing in Yemen.
WE, the undersigned, call on US Secretary of State John Kerry to support the newly-announced April 10 ceasefire and to use it as an opportunity to negotiate a permanent peace deal in Yemen. We also call on the US to suspend any additional arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and instead to coordinate with regional countries in supplying humanitarian aid and providing a joint aid package to repair the damage that has been done by Saudi bombings with U.S.-made munitions in Yemen.