Monday, January 26, 2015

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough: We weren’t surprised Yemen fell to Iranian backed rebels

You have to wonder which side the Obama administration is on here, considering the rebels are being armed and funded by the Iranian government. The Obama administration has already shown it plans to do nothing about stopping the Iranian nuclear program.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough noted that the Obama administration was not surprised that Yemen fell back into control of the Iranian backed rebels.

We weren’t surprised that this government collapsed. We knew that this was an ongoing challenge over the course of the last several months,” McDonough said.

McDonough also defended the Obama administration's policies concerning terrorism and Yemen.

“I think it’s very important to recognize that governance in Yemen has always been difficult.

“We will continue to press actors on the ground including today to make decisions transparently pursuant to a political agreement so that we can work with them to keep on the offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

"But we can’t be responsible for every government in the region. We have to make sure that they’re doing that themselves,” McDonough said.


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