The US Committed to Support Saudi Coalition in Yemen

November 1, 2018

The United States reiterated its commitment to supporting the coalition led by Saudi Arabia which in turn is supporting the legitimacy in Yemen.

Jim Mattis, the Defense Secretary of the United States, was asked if the US will be limiting the support it is giving to the coalition in the Yemen war. Mattis replied that the US will keep supporting the defense of Saudi Arabia.

Recently, Jim Mattis had a meeting with Adel al-Jubeir, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia.
In another development in Yemen, there seemed that disputes had arisen between the so-called foreign leadership of the General People’s Congress in Yemen and its internal leaderships. The so-called internal leaderships are controlled by the Al Houthi rebels.

The dispute ended up delaying a meeting of a committee of 6 members. The committee was trying to bring together the two quarreling sides so as to unite the party.

The General People’s Congress is, at the moment, on the edge of getting a new leadership. After the assassination of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president and leader of the party, the party was left shattered.

Saleh was assassinated by the Houthis themselves in December 2017. Prior to his assassination, he had announced that he would be breaking his alliance with the Houthis, who are backed by Iran. Instead, he would work to bring about a new chapter in the ties with the Coalition.