ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Chief Adviser for Religious Affairs, Dr Abdul Aziz said on Sunday that the Pakistani nation wants to support Saudi Arabia with regards to the Yemen conflict.

In an exclusive interview with Saleem Safi on Geo News programme Jirga, Dr Aziz went on to say that on one hand there are the rebels in Yemen and on the other there is a legal government. He added that in such a situation talking about mediation is tantamount to a joke.

He said the statement of a UAE minister is nothing more than a plain complaint and also termed it the UAE’s own stance. “Only someone who loves you will also sometimes get angry with you,” he added. Saudi Arabia, he said, will stand by the oppressed and do its best to stop the oppressor.