Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has denied media reports that a dispute erupted between Saudi and Emirati forces in Yemen.
“Relations with the UAE are good, and there is no truth to what is being instigated by those who do not want good for the two countries” Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Saudi Arabia’s Al Akhbariyah TV Channel.
The prince said, “We have had no other option than to intervene in the Yemeni war to support the legitimate authorities. Failing this, the situation would have become worse. Postponement of intervention in Yemen would have aggravated the threat coming from the [Houthi] rebels,” he said.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of Arab and Islamic States, including the UAE in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen.