White House Says It Believes Saudi Arabia Will Open Yemen Port
|12/08/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The White House said on Thursday it believed that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open after President Donald Trump urged Riyadh to lift a blockade to let humanitarian aid reach the Yemeni people.
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in Yemen’s civil war started blockading ports a month ago after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired toward its capital Riyadh from Yemen.
Reliant on imports
Although the blockade later eased, Yemen’s situation remains dire. About 8 million people are on the brink of famine with outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria. Yemen’s population of 27 read more >>>