British Arab Network | British Arab Network Chairman discusses Yemen civil war and Saudi air strikes in interview with Nile TV Arabic
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28 Mar 2015, by British Arab Network in In the Media

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Dr. Wafik Moustafa, has called for a negotiated political solution in Yemen in an interview with Nile TV Arabic. He said that Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen were obviously addressing the security threat created by the advances of the Houthis and the ongoing conflict. Dr. Moustafa added that the divisions in the Yemeni military and the non presence of President Hadi may complicate matters. He called for a negotiated political solution once the Saudi airstrikes’ had achieved their goal.

Yemen crisis: Saudis lead fresh air strikes on Houthis

BBC News (www.bbc.co.uk/news)  28 March 2015

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition are bombing Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.

The rebel advance has sparked street battles with forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who fled Aden and is now at an Arab League summit.

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh – whose supporters are fighting alongside the rebels – has called for a truce.

But Saudi Arabia has vowed to defend Mr Hadi’s government from the rebels.

The Sunni kingdom has accused its regional rival, Shia-led Iran, of backing the Houthis.

It has mobilised a coalition, including Gulf Arab states and Egypt, to roll back the rebels’ advance in a mission codenamed Operation Decisive Storm.

US President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Salman on Friday and reaffirmed his support for the military action, the White House said in a statement.

Mr Obama and King Salman agreed their goal is to achieve lasting stability in Yemen through a negotiated political solution, the statement said.

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