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US foreign policy led by Israel, Saudis, analyst says

Yemeni children gather at a crater left at the site of a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition against a health center, October 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump has made a U-turn on his foreign policy campaign promises by increasing US involvement in Syria and Afghanistan and escalating tensions with Russia.

In an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, Mark Dankof, a former US Senate candidate, characterized US foreign policy as Saudi and Israeli-driven emphasizing US culpability in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

“The atrocities that are being committed by them [Saudis] in that country [Yemen] are coming out on virtually a daily basis. It is impossible to divorce this from the moral and political culpability of the United States in this matter, because obviously this is all being done for the most part with American weaponry.”

Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas, stated that Trump’s foreign policy, including his arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a covert increase in troop levels in Afghanistan and a heightened presence in Syria indicate US foreign policy is still run “by the Israelis, Saudis, arms sellers and the banks.”

Such policies do not benefit average Americans and are in contradiction with Trump’s “America First” campaign slogan, he added.   

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