2011 Memo from Saudi Foreign Minister on combating Shias in Yemen

A memo from the Saudi Foreign Minister in 2011 on combating expansion of “Shi’ism” in Yemen and how the Kingdom can support the Sunnis in the country through a strategy that will be overseen by the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Riyadh, and the *Muslim World League’s Yemen branch in order to preserve the interest of the Kingdom, and to support the Sunnis in Yemen.

*The Muslim World League’s headquarters are in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The group was established in the 1960s by the Kingdom as a counter to leftist ideologies then sweeping the region. The league is seen as a cornerstone of the Saudi effort to disseminate Wahhabism.



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