King Salman orders National Guard to join aggression against YemenSaudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the country’s National Guard, ground forces that exist apart from the Army, to engage in the aggression against neighboring Yemen. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Tuesday that Salman has urged the mobilization of the ground forces, an army of 100,000 men, and its involvement in the aggression against Yemen. There has been no detail on how the National Guard, which is a parallel army in Saudi Arabia separate from the armed forces run by the Defense Ministry, will operate. National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah said he was “honored” by Salman’s “decision that National Guard forces take part” in the aggression against Yemen. The minister further reported the “complete readiness of all National Guard forces to carry out this role alongside other military bodies.” The Saudi move comes after it dismissed on Monday a call by the United Nations (UN) to immediately halt its airstrikes on the impoverished country of Yemen. Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting that “certain conditions” mentioned in the recently-adopted UN Security Council resolution on Yemen must be met before an immediate ceasefire is implemented. FULL REPORT