Yemen conflict: The UK's delicate balancing act

Yemen conflict: The UK's delicate balancing act
 

Appalled by the carnage of last Saturday's double bombing of a Yemeni funeral, Britain is sending its Minister for the Middle East on a sensitive mission to Riyadh.
The explosions killed at least 140 people, mostly civilians, and injured over 500.
More than four days on since the attack - which was widely reported to have been an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition - the Saudi authorities have yet to publicly accept responsibility.
The UK, which has a long-standing and lucrative defence and trade relationship with Saudi Arabia, has taken the unusual step of requesting... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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