Saudi Ambassador To US Says No ‘Formal’ Ground Troops In Aden

Sending troops in the future remains a possibility, he said.



Saudi Arabia does not have “formal” troops on the ground in Aden, Yemen, but sending them remains a possibility, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said on Thursday.

“The issue of using ground troops is always something that is on the table,” Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said at an event in Washington. Yemen’s Houthi fighters seized a central district in Aden on Thursday in a blow to the Saudi-led coalition that has been try to curtail the group’s advances.