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Yemeni PM Visits Marib to Inspect Military, Humanitarian Situations

Yemeni PM Visits Marib to Inspect Military, Humanitarian Situations

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 - 08:30
Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik during his tour in Marib (Saba)

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik confirmed that the legitimacy will not accept any peace with the Houthi militias which is working to establish a fragile and racist state.

Abdul-Malik visited the Marib governorate and met with the local authority and leadership, accompanied by several ministers, to support the army against Houthi attacks. He also wanted to inspect services provided to the residents and displaced persons.

The prime minister met with the Defense Ministry and the General Staff officials and a number of military leaders and governors of different provinces, to discuss the military situation, and the governmental and popular support until the Houthi coup ends and the state is restored.

Abdul-Malik described the ongoing Houthi attacks as “suicide,” stressing that the battle is not only the battle of Marib, but rather the battle to restore the state and liberate Sanaa, Dhamar, Ibb, Raymah, and Hodeida.

The prime minister asserted that Yemen deserves a just peace that restores the state and establishes the rule of law, democracy, and fair citizenship.

He added that the government welcomes peace initiatives because it wants to establish peace all over the country, but the international community should be aware that this war was waged by the Houthi militia after its coup against the legitimate authority.

The prime minister renewed his belief that Marib will fight Houthis’ attack, describing what the militias propagated about the alleged blockade as “an illusion and misleading lies.”

He also accused the group of creating difficult economic situations and obstructing the payment of state employees’ salaries under absurd measures.

The government prioritizes the battle in Marib, Dhale, Taiz, the West Coast, said Abdul-Malik indicating that the government is dealing with peace to prove to the world that the Houthi militia is the problem.

The prime minister stressed the importance of “maintaining political consensus,” warning against the consequences of side battles.”

Meanwhile, the Houthi group refuses to discuss the cessation of clashes in Marib, after its leader stressed that the battle would continue until the governorate is liberated from “Jews, Christians, Americans, and Israelis.”

Field sources estimate that the Houthi militia lost thousands of its members in the recent attacks on Marib, but it continues to mobilize more recruits and push them to the front lines.

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