United States seeks end to Saudi Arabia’s Yemen blockade


“I don’t want to speak to specifically how the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will deal with that, but I would like to think we will be able to find a solution to that problem that would allow diplomatic efforts to achieve success versus going to war”. “The Yemeni people are not the ones at fault for their situation”.

The Saudi news agency said after the attack that an examination of the debris from the missile “confirmed the role of Iran’s regime in manufacturing these missiles” as well as the transfer of them to the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Kayhan ran the headline after Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile that was intercepted near the Saudi capital. Still, the episode has pushed the decades-old animosity between Iran and Saudi Arabia to a unsafe point. “It will be the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims”.

“In six weeks, the food supplies to feed them will be exhausted”.

Noting that the current stock of vaccines in the country will only last one month, the organizations said: “If it is not replenished, outbreaks of communicable diseases such as polio and measles are to be expected with fatal consequences, particularly for children under five years of age and those already suffering from malnutrition”.

US authorities are investigating how the missile was smuggled into Yemen despite a Saudi-led coalition controlling the country’s airspace.

The UN official spoke to reporters after briefing the UN Security Council during a closed-door session on the crisis in Yemen, where the coalition has been waging a military campaign against Huthi rebels since March 2015.

Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, has also warned against the dire situation in Yemen, saying the conflict-torn country faces the world’s largest starvation in decades “with millions of victims” if aid deliveries are not resumed.

The Arab world’s poorest country, Yemen is nearly totally dependent on imports for food, fuel and medicine. The UN has warned “the actual numbers were likely to be far higher”.


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