Why is Saudi Arabia in Yemen and what does it mean for Britain?

Why is Saudi Arabia in Yemen and what does it mean for Britain?
 

When did Saudi Arabia enter the war? In March 2015 a Saudi-led coalition began bombing Houthi rebels who had forced Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, into exile. This week’s visit to the UK by the Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has refocused attention on the conflict.
Why is Saudi Arabia attacking the Houthis? Saudi Arabia regards the Houthis as Iranian proxies and intervened to check their advance. The Saudi air war is in support of forces loyal to Hadi, who aim to retake the capital, Sana’a, from the Houthis.
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8 March 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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