In a TV interview today, Yemen’s ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, appeared to invite Russian military intervention in the country’s conflict. He talked of reactivating old Yemeni agreements with the Soviet Union and offfered “all the facilities” of Yemen’s bases, ports and airports to Russia.

Saleh seemed to be advocating something similar to what happened in Syria, where Russia joined the conflict on the Syrian government side to fight terrorism.

Saleh, who was ousted from the presidency in 2012, is allied to the Houthis who currently control the Yemeni capital and large parts of the country, especially in the north. For more than a year Saudi-led forces, who back Saleh’s exiled successor, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have been bombing Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. Meanwhile the Houthis, who have some Iranian backing, have attacked Saudi territory in the border area.

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In the Russian TV interview, Saleh described Russia as “the closest kin to us”, adding that it has “a positive attitude” in the UN Security Council.

Full video of the interview can be watched below

 

 

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Fuck yes.. God please make the fall of USA faster.. I want to see them fighting for food like people in the Middle East are.. Yes, Russia don’t lose this opportunity.. Fiest Iran. now Yemen..

  2. Ohhhh, snap!! This is big news!! I wonder if Russia will take the Yemen government’s offer…..if so, that will completely stop all aerial attacks on the Yemeni people and setup a no fly zone….

  3. Just want to share this..Coz u cannot see this incidents in main stream media..this is currently happenning in Palestine..The Israel release 30 bombs attacked as of now and UN did do nothing to help and stop this atrocity. Please pray for the poor Palestinians.

  4. John Kerry and Killary will end under Prozac or Zoloft if it’s done.
    Although it’d be a very interesting place to have a navy base, unless some oil wasn’t scouted, well, there’s no profit to gain here.

  5. Ex-president? You mean, the current and legitimate president. Cause Hadi is nothing else than some traitorous coward and murderer which turned against his own people and fled to saudi arabia to lick some saudi butt, hadi is a disgrace to mankind