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USA: White House touts Saudi military ties in support of Yemen strikes01:10

USA: White House touts Saudi military ties in support of Yemen strikes

United States, Washington DC
April 1, 2015 at 07:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest touted US military ties with Saudi Arabia and other nations involved in the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen during a press conference in Washington, Tuesday. Earnest added that the US would be supplying “important intelligence and logistical support to that ongoing military operation.”

The spokesperson stated that the US would continue to scrutinize the situation in Yemen and ‘have conversations about’ the strikes on Houthi positions in the country. He added that it was difficult to “render a specific judgement on it at this point since there’s still so many details that have not been locked down."

Several raids were carried out on Houthi occupied military bases earlier in the week as part of a Saudi operation to reverse gains by Houthi militants and their allies, who are battling forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Riyadh has pledged its support to forces loyal to embattled President Hadi, who left Yemen last week to attend the Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. Riyadh's declaration of support for Hadi was followed by a joint statement from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to join the Saudi-led coalition. US President Barack Obama expressed support for the military operation in a phone call to Saudi King Salman on Friday.

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest touted US military ties with Saudi Arabia and other nations involved in the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen during a press conference in Washington, Tuesday. Earnest added that the US would be supplying “important intelligence and logistical support to that ongoing military operation.”

The spokesperson stated that the US would continue to scrutinize the situation in Yemen and ‘have conversations about’ the strikes on Houthi positions in the country. He added that it was difficult to “render a specific judgement on it at this point since there’s still so many details that have not been locked down."

Several raids were carried out on Houthi occupied military bases earlier in the week as part of a Saudi operation to reverse gains by Houthi militants and their allies, who are battling forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Riyadh has pledged its support to forces loyal to embattled President Hadi, who left Yemen last week to attend the Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. Riyadh's declaration of support for Hadi was followed by a joint statement from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to join the Saudi-led coalition. US President Barack Obama expressed support for the military operation in a phone call to Saudi King Salman on Friday.

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