Houthi Forces Offer Saudi Princes Political Asylum In Yemen

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Houthi Forces Offer Saudi Princes Political Asylum In Yemen

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Yemeni Houthi forces, which oppose the Saudi-led intervention in the country, are ready to offer Saudi princes a political asylum amid the ongoing “anti-corruption” crackdown launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last weekend, Al Jazeera reported citing a source close to the Houthi leadership.

“We are ready to offer sanctuary to any member of the Al Saud family or any Saudi national that wants to flee oppression and persecution,” Al Jazeera quoted its source.

According to the reprot, the offer was “100 percent genuine” and the Houthis were not interested in gaining any “political mileage” from this.

On November 5, 11 princes, 4 ministers, and several former ministers were detained by Saudi security forces in an unprecedented crackdwon across the country. The 12th prince also died in a “helicopter crash”. The 13th was allegedly killed in a firefight with security forces – the Saudi govt denied this, but the prince still cannot be reached by the media.

The situation is still developing amid Saudi warlike statements against Iran and Hezbollah. Some experts believe that the Middle East is moving towards another war.

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