WASHINGTON, The White House said it had reason to believe that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open.
“I believe there are actions that are taking place for a port to open and we’ll keep you posted as those details become more available,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday had called for Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which began blockading Yemeni ports a month ago, to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemen people.
The coalition closed air, land and sea access in a move it said was to stop the flow of Iranian arms to the Houthis, who control much of northern Yemen.
The action came after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired toward Riyadh. Iran denied again supplying weapons to the Houthis.
The coalition joined the Yemen war in 2015 after the Houthis forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government to flee their temporary headquarters in the southern port city of Aden into exile in Saudi Arabia.
The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced over 2 million, triggered a cholera epidemic, and driven Yemen to the verge of famine.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK