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.

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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Alex
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f**k 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..

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Pierre Bush

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….

Prince of Persia
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Prince of Persia

RT “: Yemen’s ex-president Saleh offers ‘all Yemen’s facilities’ to Russia https://t.co/V06JQxySVV https://t.co/IGFImbAplC

Allan Beatty
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Allan Beatty

Tüm Erdoğan’ın Clan Suçlarla ve yalan ortaya çıkarmak için daha uzun 7 yıl sürecek. Türkiye bu hain AB’ye girmeyecek.

Mrk Kczr
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Mrk Kczr

probably the price for ATGM provided by Russia.

Jannat Nero
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Jannat Nero

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.

Ismail Mohammed
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Ismail Mohammed

Palestenian will standing even w/o UN , OIC and all arab worlds. Jews will be destroyed soon with God willing.

TROPASOCIALISTA
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TROPASOCIALISTA

@leithfadel THE FORMER BASE OF SOVIET IN SOCOTRA

Jannat Nero
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Jannat Nero

It will be a good move to Yemen if they will become Allied to Russia.

Ahmad Bayloun
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Ahmad Bayloun

you r right

Steve
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Steve

I would just like to see the Saudis get what’s coming to them, Insha’allah.

Shalhuddin Shah
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Shalhuddin Shah

UN…where are u

Gabriel Zriek
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Gabriel Zriek

UN will only act when the fuckwits in the Whitehouse say so

andy
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andy

This devil’s either planning to kill more muslim or [email protected]# some sweet sixteen

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

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.

fucking Tвиттер
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fucking Tвиттер

High time to destroy the Saudis and the price of oil will grow .

Juma Kinenekejo
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Juma Kinenekejo

Didn’t he resigned

mode
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mode

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 b**t, hadi is a disgrace to mankind

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Mark Hayden

Wow. Does it mean Yemen ballistic missiles to Saudi oil pipelines and tankers. Oil price would go up up and away.