Saudi Arabia has rejected Iran’s call to stop its nearly three-week long military intervention in Yemen.
The Saudi foreign minister says Riyadh and its allies have launched airstrikes on Yemen to help what he calls the country’s legitimate authority, a reference to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Saudi al-Faisal says the fighting in Yemen has been going on for a year and that he can’t understand how Iran is asking them to stop it. Riyadh has vowed to press ahead with its military aggression against Yemen until Hadi is reinstated. It accuses Iran of interfering in Yemen’s internal affairs. A claim Tehran denies.