MILAN – – Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman stressed on Thursday that the Kingdom supports all diplomatic efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.
In a series of tweets he said: ‘We welcome President Biden’s stated commitment to work with friends and allies to resolve conflicts, and deal with attack from Iran and its proxies in the region. As we have for over seven decades, we look forward to working with our friends in the U.S. on addressing these challenges.
‘We welcome the appointment of Mr. Timothy Lenderking as special U.S. envoy in Yemen. We look forward to continue working with our American partners to alleviate the humanitarian situation and find a solution to the Yemen crisis, and ensure peace and stability in brotherly Yemen’.
‘Even before that Iran backed Houthi militants overthrow the government of Yemen in 2014, the Kingdom has spared no efforts in finding a sustainable political resolution to the conflict, including the GCC initiative, the Kuwait talks, and numerous other UN brokered peace talks.
‘The Kingdom is proud to be the number one supporter of Yemen though humanitarian and other assistance we will continue to work with our allies towards alleviating the humanitarian situation, and implementing a sustainable political settlement’, he stressed.