Last updated: 22 April, 2015

Saudi will respond if Yemen rebels make ‘aggressive’ moves

Saudi Arabia will respond if rebels in Yemen carry out any “aggressive moves,” the Saudi ambassador to the United States warned Wednesday a day after the Gulf kingdom declared an end to its month-long air campaign.

“If the Huthis or their allies make any aggressive moves there will be a response,” ambassador Adel al-Jubeir told reporters, adding that Saudi Arabia was moving to a second phase in the campaign and hoped now that a political dialogue between all Yemeni parties would lead to elections and the implementation of a new constitution.