Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit

Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir defended his country’s “just” war in Yemen, on the eve of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s controversial visit to Britain. (File Photo: AFP)
Updated 07 March 2018

Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit

Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday defended his country’s “just” war in Yemen, on the eve of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s controversial visit to Britain.
“They criticize us for a war in Yemen that we did not want, that was imposed on us,” Adel Al-Jubeir told BBC Radio 4.
“They criticize us for a war in Yemen that is a just war, that is supported by international law,” he added.
Turning to Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” plan to diversify its oil-reliant economy, Al-Jubeir said that Britain would be a major beneficiary.
“After Brexit, there will be huge opportunities for Britain as a result of Vision 2030,” he told the BBC.
The Saudi Crown Prince is expected in London on Wednesday following his visit to Egypt earlier this week, and before a trip to the United States from March 19 to 22.