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Saudi-Led Coalition Reopens Aden Port In Yemen


Saudi-Led Coalition Reopens Aden Port In Yemen

A boast is seen entering the harbour in the southern city of Aden, situated at the mouth of the Red Sea, on November 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

On November 8, the Saudi-led coalition allowed the Aden port in southern Yemeni to resume its work after it closed all the Yemeni ports back on November 6, according to Reuters.  Back then the Saudi-led coalition said it closed the ports to stop the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran.

“We were officially notified by the coalition this afternoon that the closure will be lifted and work will resume as normal,” a Yemeni official told Reuters.

Aden city was captured by the Saudi-led coalition and forces loyal to Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on July 22, 2015. On November 5, ISIS fighters and suicide bombers attacked the Yemeni police headquarters in the city killing dozens of Yemeni policemen. This could be the real motive behind the Saudi-led coalition decision to close the port.

In a separated development, the Saudi Press Agency (SAP) announced that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Hadi on November 8.

During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed the latest developments at the Yemen according to SPA. The two leaders also stressed the importance of their joint work in Yemen withing the Saudi-led coalition.

The meeting was likely a response to a report of the Associated Press (AP), which was released on November 6. The AP claimed that the Saudi authorities placed Hadi under a house arrest as a part of the ongoing “anti-corruption” purge that’s led by Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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