Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Saudis Want Pak Troops in Yemen

The Pakistan govt has revealed that Saudi Arabia has requested Pakistan to send troops onto the soil of Yemen as part of Saudi offensive operations there:


It will be interesting to see how Pakistan responds to Saudi demands. Given Saudi Arabia's heightened anxiety over Iran's future acquisition of nuclear weapons, it might be more politically expedient for Pakistan to appease Saudis with commitments to offer them its own nuclear weapons, even while refusing to supply them with troops for a conflict that Pakistan is loathe to get bogged down in.

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