Yemen’s new vice-president ‘hopes to avert Saudi invasion’


Related articles Saudi Arabia dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire Clashes in Yemen leave more than 140 dead China closes Yemen embassy over fighting RIYADH/ADEN — Yemen’s newly appointed vice-president, Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the country. Arab military exercises planned for Saudi Arabia have raised speculation that Riyadh is considering land operations in Yemen, after three weeks of air strikes that failed to halt advances by Shiite fighters now in control of most of the country. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi…
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