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January 25, 2022

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with UAE and Saudi Arabia Ambassadors to the United States


Today National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with both UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba and Saudi Ambassador to the United States Reema bint Bandar Al Saud to discuss ongoing Houthi attacks against civilian targets in the UAE and Saudi Arabia that have resulted in civilian casualties in both countries.  The Ambassadors and Mr. Sullivan discussed joint efforts to hold the Houthis accountable.  Mr. Sullivan reiterated the United States’ commitment to the security of both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, where tens of thousands of American citizens live and work.  He also welcomed their commitment to supporting UN-led efforts to ultimately end the war in Yemen through a political process, and underscored the importance of all parties to the conflict abiding by their obligations under international humanitarian law.