A group of 33 former ambassadors and Middle East affairs experts endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Friday, arguing that under President Trump the U.S. has “lost the trust and friendships of many countries.”
The prominent endorsement comes weeks after Mr. Biden received support from nearly 500 former generals and national security experts. Mr. Trump last month was endorsed by over 200 former military leaders.
In their endorsement, the policy experts cited Mr. Biden’s “long record of public service” and said the democratic nominee “will advance America’s national security interests, promote the rule of law and protect minorities and human rights at home and in the [Middle East and North Africa] region.”
“Joe Biden will urge regional partners to end harmful policies, including ending support for the Saudi-UAE coalition waging the tragic war in Yemen, the crackdown on dissent and the targeting of female activists, dissidents and journalists,” they said.
The endorsers, which include former ambassadors