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| 07 March, 2018

UK, Saudi to monitor shipping lanes before Yemeni ports open: Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia is fighting a three-year-old war against the armed Houthi movement aligned with Iran

File image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the container terminal at the southern Yemeni port of Aden June 16, 2010.

File image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the container terminal at the southern Yemeni port of Aden June 16, 2010.

REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

RIYADH: Britain and Saudi Arabia will monitor shipping lanes in preparation for opening Yemeni ports, the British foreign minister said on Wednesday after meeting his Saudi counterpart in Yemen, according to Saudi-run Al Arabiya television.

Boris Johnson also said London would seek a United Nations meeting on a political solution in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is fighting a three-year-old war against the armed Houthi movement aligned with Iran.

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(Reporting By Stephen Kalin, editing by Larry King) ((stephen.kalin@tr.com; +971 52 322 9759; Reuters Messaging: stephen.kalin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))