Yemen’s government calls for regional military intervention

March 24, 2015 9:37 AM

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Yemen’s government calls for regional military intervention

WASHINGTON — Yemen’s foreign minister appealed Monday for Gulf Arab neighbors to launch military strikes against Shi’ite rebels threatening to overrun the last stronghold of the Western-allied government as the country sinks further toward full civil war.

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Bahrain — warned this year that it would act to protect the Arabian Peninsula’s security and described the rebel takeover of parts of Yemen as a terrorist act.

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