Saudi Arabia calls for Yemen free of 'Iran-backed militias'

December 05, 2017

Huthi rebel fighters inspect the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa on December 5, 2017 (AFP)

Saudi Arabia called on Tuesday for a Yemen free of "militias supported by Iran", in its first official statement since rebels killed their erstwhile ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.