Saudi ambassador to U.S.: no ‘formal’ Saudi ground troops in Aden

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir speaks about the situation in Yemen in Washington April 2, 2015. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia has no “formal” troops on the ground in Aden, Yemen, but deployment of ground troops remains a possibility, the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States said according to Reuters news agency.

“The issue of using ground troops is always something that is on the table,” Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir said at an event in Washington.

His comments come after a presidential source denied to Al Arabiya News Channel that the Houthis have taken control of government buildings in Aden.

Saudi Arabia is leading a military campaign which aims to impede Houthi progress in the embattled country.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44