Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

September 28, 2014 3:33 PM

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Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia has said "unprecedented challenges" facing Yemen since Shi'ite Muslim rebels took over the capital could threaten international security, and called for swift action to deal with instability in its southern neighbour.

The world's largest oil exporter, which shares a long border with Yemen, welcomed an agreement signed in Sanaa on Sept. 21 to form a new government incorporating the Houthi rebels and some Yemeni southern separatist forces.

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