US official: Saudis consulted US at 'high levels' ahead of Yemen strikes

By REUTERS
March 26, 2015 03:43

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia consulted with the United States at "high levels" before launching air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen, and President Barack Obama was aware of the plan, a US official said on Wednesday.

The Obama administration gave its support to the military campaign, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir told reporters earlier that Riyadh had been in touch with Washington about the operation now under way, but that the United States was not a member of the 10-country coalition.


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