Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

Arab Coalition Spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki speaks during his weekly press conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (File photo / Reuters)
Updated 10 December 2018
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Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen on Monday renewed its support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and said it is working hard to ensure the peace negotiations inSweden are successful.
Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition has issued 288 permits in Yemen last week by the Houthi militia continue to deliberately disrupt aid access.
Col. Al-Maliki added that the coalition has provided safe humanitarian corridors for aid and relief supplies in Yemen and it continues to provide support to the legitimate government to treat the injured both inside the country and abroad.
He also said that Saudi Arabia’s Isnad Center has signed an agreement with the Yemeni government to supply Yemeni ports with cranes.
Meanwhile, he said the second batch of King Salman’s oil derivatives, which includes 97,000 tons, have arrived in Yemen.
The coalition spokesperson said the Yemeni National Army, backed by the coalition, has penetrated some 50 kilometers into Saada and are closing in on the port city of Hodeidah.
The army artillery also destroyed a Houthi warehouse filled with weapons in Taiz, southwestern Yemen and discovered and destroyed several booby-trapped boats and naval mines in the Red Sea.


Saudi crown prince talks to Asharq Al Awsat

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Saudi crown prince talks to Asharq Al Awsat

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

The Crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’s sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

 

 

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