Saudi Arabia praises US for air campaign in Yemen

Saudi Arabia praises US for air campaign in Yemen

The Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, said the US had been “very supportive” of the Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen both politically and logistically.

He says the kingdom was “very pleased” with the level of co-ordination with the US.

Mr al-Jubeir spoke after meetings with State Department officials.

He said the mission was clear: Support Yemen’s legitimate government, protect civilians and prevent militants armed with heavy weapons, ballistic missiles and air power from “controlling, dominating and damaging Yemen and its people”.

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