He also blamed the Houthis. "The people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the world watches," he said. Mr. O'Brien also implored the Saudis to avoid an attack on Hodeidah, the only port in Yemen that can still handle shiploads of food and medicine. Virtually all of the basic needs in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, must be imported. Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have vowed to crush the Houthis, seeing them as proxies for Iran's influence in the region.
May-31-2017, 20:45:02 GMT