Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

April 10, 2015 9:06 AM

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Here's a dilemma you might've faced in your own life. Your best friend asks for a favor, but it's not one you want to grant. That is the dilemma facing Pakistan. For years, the country has gained from the support of its powerful Sunni Muslim ally, Saudi Arabia. Now the Saudis want something in return. They want Pakistan to join the fight in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies are fighting rebels known as Houthis.

INSKEEP: People like the leader of this demonstration really would like Pakistan to intervene; others would not. And we're going to follow the debate now in Pakistan's capital with NPR's Philip Reeves. Hi, Philip.

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