‘Yemen conflict not a war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’: embassy


Islamabad, Oct 26 (TNS): The Embassy of Yemen in Islamabad on Friday issued a clarification on local reportage of the Saudi-backed Yemen war, dismissing the notion that the conflict is a war between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

“Some media outlets depict the situation in Yemen as a war between Yemen and Saudi Arabia,” the statement said. “This grave mistake misinforms the public and entails wrong conclusions and biased stances.”

The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by Houthi rebels, who toppled the internationally recognised government. A Saudi-led coalition allied with the government has been fighting the Houthis since 2015. Civilians have borne the brunt of the conflict, which has killed over 10,000 people and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and a cholera epidemic.

The statement issued by the Yemen Embassy in Islamabad included the following ‘clarifications’: