Saudi-led operation to continue until Houthis withdraw

Arab leaders said Saudi-led operation would continue until the Iranian-allied Houthis withdraw. They also announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya.

Saudi-led operation to continue until Houthis withdraw

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Egypt's Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday that leaders participating in an Arab League summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have adopted the formation an joint military force to safeguard Arab regional security.

"Army Chiefs-of-Staff of Arab countries will meet to discuss the details of the joint Arab force," al-Sisi said at closing session of the Arab summit.

"The decision to form the joint Arab force came after we succeeded in diagnosing the grave causes of the challenges that faces Arab regional security," he added.

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, for his part, said that the operations of a Saudi-led coalition against Yemen's Houthi group will continue until they "end the Houthi coup."

Al-Arabi stressed that the Arab League will "undertake whatever is necessary, including coordinating the formation of a joint Arab force, to face the challenges threatening the Arab region's security."

He also urged religious institutions in the Arab world to renew their discourse.

The summit final communique called for "coordination, efforts and steps to establish an unified Arab force" to intervene in countries such as Yemen.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Mart 2015, 15:24