Step up the Pressure

Russia wants a cease fire in Yemen; it wants the Saudis, et al., to stop their bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels there. Saudi Arabia isn’t to secure its southern border.

Russia has presented a draft resolution calling for a humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council that Moscow called on Saturday, [Vladimir Safronkov, Russian Deputy UN Ambassador] said.

If the Russians want this cease fire, it can only be because their clients are in trouble. The only “humanitarian” concern Russia has is the welfare of the Houthis. The need, then, is not for a cease fire but for the Saudi-led air coalition to step up the pressure, increase their sortie rate, pile on.

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