19 Dec 2017

Andrew Mitchell on Yemen: ‘Blockade must be lifted’


Boris Johnson has condemned the firing of a missile by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen targeting the Saudi capital Riyadh, which was shot down by Saudi forces. Yesterday, Britain’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt called on the Saudis to end their blockade of ports and airports and allow desperately-needed food supplies into the country. The calls for international action to end the two-year civil war are mounting. One voice among many is the former International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell.