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Yemen foreign minister says 'very possible' ground forces will be needed

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Arab ground forces may be needed in the next phase of a Saudi-led operation against Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen said on Saturday.

Asked at an Arab League summit in Egypt whether ground troops would be required, he told reporters: “This is possible. Very possible.”

Yaseen also said Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi would stay in an Arab capital until conditions in Yemen allowed him to return there.

Reporting by Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad; writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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