Gulf States News - Issue 990 - 02/04/2015

At midnight on 25 March, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud gave the order for Saudi jets to begin a campaign of airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. Riyadh’s uncharacteristically assertive intervention in Yemen’s crisis, at the head of a ten-strong coalition of Sunni allies, came at the request of embattled Yemeni President Abd- Rabbu Mansour Hadi, but represents above all else Riyadh’s conviction that the Houthis’ backer Iran must be stopped.

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