Joe Biden has reaffirmed the United States’ “commitment to support” Saudi Arabia against Houthi attacks. The US President spoke to Saudi King Salman over the phone to discuss the tense situation in the Middle East. Houthi rebels have claimed several attacks on the UAE over the past week, amid a new phase of war in Yemen. Biden, who promised to put human rights at the centre of his policy, has faced domestic pressure to push Saudi to end the ongoing conflict. The Pentagon and the White House have decided to deploy a squadron of F-22 Raptors in UAE.