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Yemen: Military Intervention

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 163751, tabled on 13 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 154140 on Yemen: Military Intervention, whether UK personnel have had access to the targeting rooms of the Saudi Arabian air force.

Answered on

23 July 2018

Yes, we have a very small number of staff working in Saudi headquarters in a liaison capacity only.

Separately, you are already aware that the UK's role in helping Saudi Arabia respond to the threat from Houthi missiles is limited to providing advice, information and assistance. The UK is not conducting strikes on the basis of this activity. You will of course understand that going into further detail may jeopardise the effectiveness of what we are trying to achieve, which is to reduce the threat to Saudi Arabia of ballistic missile attacks on civilian areas.