US steps up arms shipments to support Decisive Storm

US steps up arms shipments to support Decisive Storm
Updated 30 April 2015

US steps up arms shipments to support Decisive Storm

US steps up arms shipments to support Decisive Storm

The US has stepped up weapons deliveries in support of the Saudi-led coalition resisting the advance of terrorists in Yemen, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Riyadh.
“We’ve increased our intelligence sharing, and we’ve established a joint coordination planning cell in the Saudi operations center,” said Blinken.
“Saudi Arabia is sending a strong message to the Houthis and their allies that they cannot overrun Yemen by force,” Blinken said.
“In support of that effort we have expedited weapons deliveries,” he said after talks with Saudi officials.
Blinken said it “is more important than ever” that the US and the Gulf Cooperation Council states coordinate closely and press all parties especially the Houthis and their allies “to commit to a consensus political solution.”