Arab summit ends with promise of a joint Arab taskforce

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Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there “withdraw and surrender their weapons,” a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force. The decision by the Arab League puts it on a path to more aggressively challenge Shiite power Iran, which is backing the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis. CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky reported this story.

Arab summit ends with promise of a joint Arab taskforce

Arab summit ends with promise of a joint Arab taskforce

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force. The decision by the Arab League puts it on a path to more aggressively challenge Shiite power Iran, which is backing the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis. CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky reported this story.


Ivan Eland of the Center on Peace and Liberty talks about the Yemen crisis

For more on the summit and the crisis in Yemen CCTV spoke to Ivan Eland in Fort Lauderdale. He’s a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty.

Ivan Eland of the Center on Peace and Liberty talks about the Yemen crisis

Ivan Eland of the Center on Peace and Liberty talks about the Yemen crisis

For more on the summit and the crisis in Yemen CCTV spoke to Ivan Eland in Fort Lauderdale. He's a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty.