Press Releases

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the murder of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh:

“The murder of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh after his decision to seek compromise with coalition forces and pursue a resolution to the conflict proves that the Houthis and their Iranian sponsors have no interest in peace. His murder is a major blow to moderate forces on both sides of the conflict in Yemen, diminishing any prospect for imminent resolution and likely leading to further violence—to the detriment of the Yemeni people. Iran’s unchecked ambition and aggression in the region have led to unprecedented violence and a major humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I hope that Saleh’s supporters and allies will continue his recent efforts to confront the Houthis and seek a peaceful end to this deadly conflict.”