Saudi Arabia - South Yemen

Saudi Arabia redoubles efforts to counter Yemen's southern secessionists

Issue 1173 - 12 Jul 2023 | 3 minute read

Saudi Arabia is dedicating more attention to southern Yemen, even as it continues efforts to secure a peace agreement with the Houthis in the north. A key aim for Riyadh is ensuring Yemen remains unified. However, this strategy means Saudi allies continue to clash with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is pushing for independence.

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