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British PM May welcomes coalition efforts to reopen Yemen ports for humanitarian assistance

Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-12-21 17:44ID: 1513856900923246000

JEDDAH: British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the steps being taken by the Saudi-led coalition to reopen ports to enable the humanitarian assistance to access the Yemeni people.
In a telephone conversation with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the British premier leader also reiterated the UK’s “welcoming of measures taken by the Coalition for supporting the legitimacy in Yemen.”
The Arab Coalition in Yemen said the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah port would remain open for a month, despite a failed missile attack on the Saudi capital last Tuesday, and noted it was keen “keen to maintain humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.”
The British premier likewise stressed in her conversation with the crown prince “the need for continuing inspection procedures to prevent the smuggling of weapons and missiles to Yemeni territories and threatening the security and stability of neighboring countries and the region.”
American officials last week presented declassified documents to prove that Iran was violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen.
Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, particularly presented segments of missiles that were launched toward Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen.
For his part, Crown Prince Salman affirmed “the keenness of the Kingdom and the coalition countries on the security and stability of Yemen, the safety of its people, the security of neighboring countries and providing all humanitarian aid and relief materials for the Yemeni people.”

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