Egypt’s president backs joint Arab military force

A joint military force should be created to defend Arab nations, Egypt’s president said Saturday.

President Abdel Fattah Sisi made his comments at a summit of Arab leaders in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the escalating conflict in Yemen was top of the agenda.

“The challenges are grave,” he told the Arab leaders. “It is a huge responsibility, heavy and burdensome.”

His comments came as Saudi-led airstrikes were launched against Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis.

The coalition supporting the strikes says the takeover of Yemen is supported by Iran, which wants to exert its influence in the region.

Full article: Egypt’s president backs joint Arab military force (LA Times)

Comments are closed.