The coalition of Arab countries attack against the Houthis in Yemen has now been given the name of “Operation Decisive Storm”. Coalition partners below.
Your guide to ‘Operation Decisive Storm’
Concerning the joint Arab army:
Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti said that 19 nations have confirmed their attendance in the upcoming Arab Summit scheduled to be held on Saturday 28 March in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The Egyptian delegation is also expected to discuss the creation of a joint Arab army.
19 nations confirm attendance in Arab summit
You may remember a post here back in December of Avi Lipkin outlining the possibility of the Houthis overtaking the country of Yemen and how that may affect the future of Saudi Arabia. Well that vision has now come to pass as today Yemen’s president, cabinet resign amid rebel standoff.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has resigned under pressure from Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September and have confined the embattled leader to his home for the past two days.
Presidential officials said Hadi resigned after being pressured to make concessions to the rebels, known as Houthis.
On top of that, the King of Saudi Arabia has died with power currently transferred to his half-brother, but it will be interesting to see what develops in the near future.
The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdallah puts the Yemen crisis on the front burner for the king’s successor Prince Salman. Abdullah’s death comes on the heels of the resignation of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which is a major setback for American and Saudi diplomacy, a limited victory for Iran and a plus for al-Qaeda.