Flight lands at Aden

Cape Times - - WORLD NEWS -

ADEN:Ye­men’s na­tional air­line said yes­ter­day a com­mer­cial flight had landed at Aden in­ter­na­tional air­port af­ter ac­quir­ing se­cu­rity per­mits, a step that will ease a block­ade on one of the poor­est Arab na­tions.

The Saudi-led mil­i­tary coali­tion fight­ing Ye­men’s Houthi move­ment said last week it had closed all air, land and sea ports in Ye­men to stem what it said was the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran. The move came af­ter Saudi Ara­bia in­ter­cepted a mis­sile fired to­wards Riyadh, which it blamed on Tehran.

Iran de­nies arm­ing the Houthis and blames the con­flict in Ye­men on Riyadh.

A Ye­me­nia air­lines of­fi­cial said a flight from Cairo landed in Aden on Tues­day be­fore re­turn­ing to the Egyp­tian cap­i­tal. He said the flights would in­crease grad­u­ally over the com­ing days.

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