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Intel: Democrats warn Trump administration against cutting Yemen aid

A worker pushes a wheel cart carrying food at a World Food Programme food aid distribution center in Sanaa, Yemen February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RC2GYE9WBNNR

A group of seven prominent House Democrats warned the Donald Trump administration against cutting aid to war-torn Yemen despite new Houthi restrictions on international assistance.

The chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees and Middle East subcommittee, Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and outgoing USAID Administrator Mark Green warning them against cutting humanitarian assistance for Yemen as the Houthis impose new restrictions inhibiting aid delivery.

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