President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi received on Thursday a delegation from the US Congress led by Steve Chabot, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. Hadi reviewed with the delegation the current developments regarding the political settlement reached in light of the GCC power transfer deal and the UN Security Council Resolution 2014.He said Yemen is currently paving the way to hold an inclusive dialogue conference with the aim of discussing all Yemen's issues, asserting that all Yemeni parties and factions are to take part in this conference. The president briefed the delegation on terrorism and criminal acts Yemen faces, as well as high unemployment rates and economic, political and security problems. He stressed the importance of cooperation with Yemen by the global community including the Untied states to get Yemen out of its crises. The US delegation condemned Al-Sabeen suicide bombing in which about 100 soldiers were killed and 300 others were wounded last Monday, pointing out that the US will support Yemen to eliminate terrorism.
Several US officials including the US president's counterterrorism adviser John Brenan and head of special operations for U.S. Central Command Kenneth Tovo visited Yemen this month.
Military US experts were brought in to train anti-terrorism forces tasked with fighting al-Qaeda in some southern governorates.Sources had told Yemen Post that the United States sent nearly 45 counter-terror trainers to Yemen this week in an effort to strengthen the Yemeni government’s ability to fight al-Qaeda.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the Pentagon announced that it has begun sending US troops into Yemen.