Djibouti agrees to a Saudi military base on its territory

Djibouti Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf (L) speaks during a news conference with German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg after talks at the defence ministry in Berlin February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2AR0E
Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said that his country welcomed a Saudi military base to be built on its territory.
“I took Saudi military leaders to some of Djibouti areas for Saudi Arabia’s military bases,” Youssouf said, adding that the agreement will be signed off in the near future.
With regards to Djibouti’s relations with Iran, Youssouf explained that after Tehran supported that attack against the legitimate government of Yemen, Dijbouti decided to cut all ties with Iran.


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