Saudi crown prince ‘wants to end Yemen war’, leaked emails reveal

New next-in-line to the throne Mohammed Bin Salman, also the Kingdom’s defence minister, began Operation Decisive Storm to remove Houthi rebels from the Yemeni capital in March 2015

Newly-leaked emails written by two former top US officials show that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and defence ministerMohammed bin Salman “wants out” of the war he started inYemen, it is alleged.

Email correspondence from April of this year between Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel and Yousef Otaiba, the UAE’s ambassador to the US, was obtained by Middle East Eye, in which the two discussed their dealings with Prince bin Salman.

Mr Indyk called the Saudi prince a “pragmatist leader” and said that he had been “clear” in meetings with himself and former national security advisor Stephen Hadley that he “wants out of Yemen” and is “OK with the US engaging with Iran,” Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, despite his publicly aggressive stance on both the Yemeni crisis and Tehran.


1 reply

  1. For this Prince this war was like for our kids a game on X-Box. Now he is getting tired of it. Finally. Alhamdolillah.

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