Morocco expresses ‘complete solidarity’ with Saudi Arabia on Houthis
Morocco announced its support and ‘complete solidarity’ with Saudi Arabia after the Gulf kingdom began its operation ‘Decisive Storm’ against the Houthis
Morocco announced on Thursday its support and “complete solidarity” with Saudi Arabia after the Gulf kingdom began its operation “Decisive Storm” against the Houthis in Yemen, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
“Morocco announces its complete and absolute solidarity with Saudi Arabia and its backing to Yemen’s legitimacy,” its foreign ministry said, adding that Riyadh has the right to “defend” itself against imminent threats.
The Saudi operation came after the Iranian-backed Houthis rebels were advancing toward the southern city of Aden to dislodge President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
With the exception of Oman, all Gulf states - Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE - have all deployed fighter jets to back Saudi Arabia while Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan expressed their readiness to participate on ground against the Houthis.
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