Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir criticized Germany’s decision to ban arms exports targeting the Kingdom because of the Second Saudi–Yemeni War, describing it as a “mistake” and “illogical.”
Al-Jubeir confirmed during an interview with the German news agency “DPA” that the Kingdom does not need German military equipment, indicating that the idea of stopping arms sales to the Kingdom due to the Second Saudi–Yemeni War is illogical.
He showed that the Kingdom has purchase options from several other countries, and it is already doing so, pointing out that the Second Saudi–Yemeni War is legitimate; and that the kingdom was forced to fight it.
The Second Saudi–Yemeni War
It is important to mention that Yemen’s war taking place until the present moment is the second one after the Saudi-Yemeni War in 1934.
The Second Saudi–Yemeni War is an ongoing armed conflict between the Royal Saudi Armed Forces and Yemeni Houthi forces that have been taking place in the Arabian Peninsula, including the southern Saudi regions of Asir, Jizan, and Najran, since the onset of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen in 2015.
Over the course of the conflict, the Houthis have carried out attacks on military bases and outposts in Saudi Arabia, capturing and destroying military installations.
About Adel Al-Jubeir?
Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir was born on 1 February 1962. He is a Saudi diplomat who is the former Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs and the current Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
He is the second person not belonging to the House of Saud to hold the office, after Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al Suwaiyel. He previously served as the Saudi Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2015 and was also a foreign policy advisor to King Abdullah.