Russia 'deeply concerned' about Yemen

Russian foreign ministry calls on all parties involved in Yemen crisis to immediately stop all forms of military activity

Russia 'deeply concerned' about Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Russia expressed “deep concern” over the worsening situation in Yemen, a day after ten Arab nations, led by Saudi Arabia, mounted an offensive against Houthi rebels.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the Yemen crisis could be solved only through national dialogue.

The ministry called on all parties in Yemen to stop military activity.

Several Arab states, all of them allies of Washington, have joined a Saudi-led military offensive against Yemen’s Houthi group, launched late Wednesday.

In a joint statement issued earlier Thursday, five Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- said the operation had come "in response to a request by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to protect Yemen from the aggression of Houthi militias."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mart 2015, 14:54