UK and Saudi Arabia to monitor shipping lanes near Yemen

The UK and Saudi Arabia will monitor shipping lanes in preparation for opening Yemeni ports, UK foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday March 7th after meeting his Saudi counterpart in Yemen, according to Saudi-run Al Arabiya television. Johnson also said that London would seek a UN meeting in an attempt to find a political solution in Yemen. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition fighting a three-year-old war against the armed Houthi movement, which is backed by Iran.