Washington, D.C. – This evening, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued this statement following reports of Saudi Arabia’s military operation in neighboring Yemen:

“The takeover of southern Yemen by the Iranian-supported Houthis has led to chaos, threatening the national security interests of our regional partners and the United States.  Regional states, led by Saudi Arabia at President Hadi’s request, are taking action from the air.  The United States should support our Saudi and Gulf partners with appropriate logistical and intelligence support to combat this threat.”