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Yemen Government: Houthi Escalation Proves They are Not Committed to Peace

Yemen Government: Houthi Escalation Proves They are Not Committed to Peace

Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 07:45
Prime Minister-designate Maeen Abdulmalik met on Sunday with Russian Ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Dudechkin. (Saba)

Prime Minister-designate Maeen Abdulmalik reiterated on Sunday the legitimate government’s accusation that the Iran-backed Houthi militias are not committed to reaching a political solution to the country’s conflict.


He cited the militias’ recent escalation against international marine shipping lanes and its ongoing attacks in Yemeni territories.


He made his remarks after holding talks on recent developments with Russian Ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Dudechkin.


Talks also tackled the final steps needed to complete the formation of a new government in line with the mechanism aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.


Discussions also focused on the United Nations envoy’s efforts to move forward the political process, which has been met with Houthi escalation on the ground and their repeated attacks on international marine routes, reported the Saba news agency.


Abdulmalik underscored the government’s keenness on achieving peace and positively dealing with UN and international efforts to that end, official sources revealed.


He remarked however, that all Houthi actions reveal that the militias “are not serious about reaching a political solution and are forging ahead in implementing the agenda of their backers in extorting the international community.”


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