Minister for Middle East in latest parliamentary debate on Yemen
News 12 Jun 2018

Minister for Middle East in latest parliamentary debate on Yemen

During a debate yesterday in the House of Commons, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt reiterated the UK's commitment to encouraging a non-military and UN-led process towards a political settlement between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. You can read the full debate from Hansard here.

This comes amidst coalition threats of assault on the port town of Hodeidah, which the Houthis have allegedly used to smuggle weapons in and out of the country.

Meanwhile the UN Security Council is engaging in emergency meetings over the expected assault on the port-town of Hodeidah. UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday that his envoy Martin Griffiths was locked in "intense negotiations" with Yemen’s rebel Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to find a "way to avoid the military confrontation in Al Hodeidah”

You can read more about this story in The National here.