Yemen: Politicians, experts, activists raise alarm after MBS trip

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London, England – The international community, including Britain, must load pressure on the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen to avoid further bloodshed, a Yemeni politician told a conference in London on Saturday.

Abdulrahman al-Hamdi addressed delegates the day after Mohammad bin Salman, the kingdom?s 32-year-old crown prince accused by activists of being the ?architect? of the Yemen conflict, left the UK having signed further arms deals with Britain, with Downing Street announcing plans to sell 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Riyadh.

The world should ?assert more pressure on the allied forces. A military solution to the conflict in Yemen will be a disaster?, said al-Hamdi, a former member of the Yemeni parliament who was ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2009 until 2014.

Al-Hamdi served mostly under Ali Abdullah Saleh – the president who stepped down and fled to Saudi Arabia following protests in 2011, and who was killed by Houthi…

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