State Dept: ‘We Stand By’ Obama’s Claim Yemen a Success in Counter-Terror Strategy

Wednesday at the State Department daily briefing, in light of today’s news that Yemen is falling further into chaos, as an air base used by American forces for counter-terrorism operations was seized by Iranian backed Houthi fighters and the ousted Yemen president has fled the country, a reporter asked if the State Department still agreed with President Barack Obama’s September claim that Yemen is the model for his successful counterterrorism strategy.

Spokesperson Jen Psaki answered, “Correct and we stand by that.”

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