It has been more than a 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 April 10 ceasefire and to use it as an opportunity to negotiate a permanent peace deal in Yemen.
After the horrific attack on a funeral in Sanaa on Sunday, October 9, 2016, that killed at least 140 people and wounded 500, we call on the U.S. to stop supporting Saudi Arabia's war against the people of Yemen and to suspend any additional arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Instead, we call on the U.S. to coordinate with regional countries in supplying humanitarian aid and providing a joint aid package for repairing the damage that has been done by Saudi bombings with U.S.-made munitions in Yemen.