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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:30 PM

White House says it believes Saudi Arabia will open Yemen port

Source: Reuters

#WORLD NEWS DECEMBER 7, 2017 / 2:23 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

White House says it believes Saudi Arabia will open Yemen port

Reuters Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it believed that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open after President Donald Trump urged Riyadh to lift a blockade to let humanitarian aid reach the Yemeni people.

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in Yemen’s civil war started blockading ports a month ago after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired toward its capital Riyadh from Yemen.

Although the blockade later eased, Yemen’s situation remains dire. About 8 million people are on the brink of famine with outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria. Yemen’s population of 27 million is almost entirely reliant on imports for food, fuel and medicine.

“I believe there are actions that are taking place for a port to open and we’ll keep you posted as those details become more available,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:33 PM

1. Humanitarian aid? Trump? What is in it for him? nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:59 PM

2. America has supplied intelligence propaganda and midair fuelling so Saudi could commit

war crimes in the name of reinstallation of a dictator who ruled 3 decades.

America is soaked in the blood of Yemeni children by the thousands as and as guilty as Saudi. Just another lie and coverup.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:08 PM

3. I figured as much, but did not know the details. Blood on our hands all over the mideast. nt

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