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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Naif meets US Secretary of State John Kerry

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld, 19 Rajab 1436, 08 May 2015) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, meet at his office in the Ministry of Interior with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields in addition to reviewing the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

The meeting was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, and other Saudi and US senior officials.

While Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen’s war, Yemen sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, urging the international community “to quickly intervene by land forces to save” the country, specifically in the cities of Aden and Taiz.

The letter, sent to the president of the U.N. Security Council and obtained by The Associated Press and Reuters, calls on human rights organizations to document what Ambassador Khaled Alyemany calls the Houthis’ "barbaric violations against a defenseless population".

Millions of Yemeni civilians are trapped in the war, mostly in the cities where they are reportedly running short of basic daily needs.

Kerry and Saudi discussions are taking place as the rebels and their allies consolidated their hold over parts of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with a militia loyal to the government they chased out of the country in March. The rebels captured the area's presidential palace, officials said, in another sign of their resilience in the face of Saudi-led airstrikes.

Riyadh is seking more diplomatic and strategic support from Washington. On the other hand many Gulf leadrs including Saudis are not satisfy regarding Washington approach to deal with Tehran and Damascuss. Yemen conflict is getting Gulf States closer and unifying their stance towards regional security and threats from every corner.