Since March 2015 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has participated in a multinational coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist the legitimate Government of Yemen to address a range of urgent security and humanitarian challenges, facilitate the implementation of the country’s stalled political transition process, confront Iranian interference in the domestic affairs of Yemen, and reduce the threat to regional and international security posed by terror groups such as Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS (AKA Islamic State, ISIL, Daesh).