‘An influential US senator has questioned Washington’s unwavering support for Saudi Arabia despite the regime’s backing of extremist ideology and its military offensive in Yemen.

“For all the positive aspects of our alliance with Saudi Arabia, there is another side to Saudi Arabia,” Senator Chris Murphy said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Friday.

“And it is a side that we can no longer afford to ignore as our fight against Islamic extremism becomes more focused and more complicated,” he added.’

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