The White House said on Thursday it believed Saudi Arabia would allow a port in Yemen that it blocked opened after President Trump called for Ryadh to lift the blockade to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to the Yemeni people.
The Arab-led coalition Saudis fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war began blocking Yemeni ports after a missile was fired at Riyadh from Yemen.
Although the blockade was later loosened, the situation in Yemen is still sad. Approximately eight million people are on the verge of hunger while cholera and diphtheria outbreaks are spreading.
Yemeni population of 27 million is almost totally dependent on imports of food, fuel and water.
"I believe there are actions being opened a port, "White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Trump Wednesday urged Saudi Arabia to" allow food, fuel, water and medicine to be delivered to the people of Yemen "indicating that Washington is beginning to lose patience because of the blockade criticized by aid organizations. [ds]