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Britain welcomes US' call for ending war in Yemen; looks to build humanitarian corridor


Devdiscourse News Desk London
Updated: 31-10-2018 19:47 IST
Britain welcomes US' call for ending war in Yemen; looks to build humanitarian corridor

A Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen’s war in 2015 has conducted frequent air strikes targeting the Iran-aligned Houthi group and has often hit civilians, although it denies doing so intentionally. (Twitter)

Britain welcomed a call by the United States to end the fighting in Yemen and said that there was a chance to create a humanitarian corridor and head off a "terrible situation".

"This is an extremely welcome announcement because we have been working towards the cessation of hostilities in Yemen for a long time," Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC.

A Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen's war in 2015 has conducted frequent air strikes targeting the Iran-aligned Houthi group and has often hit civilians, although it denies doing so intentionally.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United KingdomUnited StatesYemen Rep.