• Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Kuwait on 6 May
  • He has met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Hamad al-Sabah
  • Houthi rebels in Yemen shelled a Saudi Arabian border town on 5 May

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived on 6 May in Kuwait and met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Hamad Al-Sabah, amid ongoing Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.

The trip has been described as a “fraternal visit” by Kuwaiti state-controlled media.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz’s journey to Kuwait comes one day after Houthi rebels in Yemen shelled a Saudi Arabian border town, hitting houses and public buildings.

On 5 May, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz called for action to be taken against a threat that “aims to expand control and impose its hegemony” in reference to Iran.

Iran has been accused of backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms and ammunition.

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are also trying to resolve problems in the Divided Zone, a territory that is shared by the two nations.

The area’s hydrocarbon output is expected to fall to zero over coming weeks amid an ongoing dispute between Kuwaiti authorities and Saudi/US Saudi Arabian Chevron, a company that operates shared oil fields in the region on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

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