‘Saudi Arabia not depending upon Pakistan, Egypt military assistance’

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is not depending upon military assistance from Pakistan or Egypt for its likely ground offensive in Yemen, spokesman said on Tuesday night.

Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, in a statement issued here, however added that participation of the said countries’ militaries could become a vital addition in intensifying the military pressure on Houthi rebels.

He claimed that the coalition forces have achieved their set goals through airstrikes, adding that 90 per cent military strength of the rebels has been destroyed.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared his recent trip to Saudi Arabia a success.

Speaking to a foreign news outlet, he said that a detailed discussion on Yemen conflict was held with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. He reiterated Pakistan’s stance of defending Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity at all cost.

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