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Yemen’s PLC Stresses Need for Mobilization of ‘Capabilities’ to End Houthi Coup

Yemen’s PLC Stresses Need for Mobilization of ‘Capabilities’ to End Houthi Coup

Thursday, 27 October, 2022 - 05:45
Yemen’s National Defense Council gathered in Aden after the Houthi attacks on the oil export ports in Hadramout and Shabwa (Saba News Agency)

Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) has stressed the need for mobilizing “capabilities” and “efforts” to end the coup waged by Houthi militias and restore state institutions. Last Saturday, the Yemeni National Defense Council declared Houthis a terrorist group.

Following the designation, the internationally recognized Yemeni government will take strict measures against people and entities that support Houthis.

The PLC’s call for action and mobilization of capabilities come against the backdrop of expectations for the Yemeni government ordering the sanctioning of senior Houthi leaders and their affiliates in the coming few days.

Moreover, the government will likely make decisions in the telecommunications and transportation sectors to further tighten the noose on Houthi funding channels. 

PLC Chairman Rashad Al-Alimi had convened a meeting that was attended by all PLC members save for Faraj Salmin al-Buhsani, according to Yemeni official sources.

The Yemeni leaders reviewed reports and briefings on the country’s internal affairs. They also examined the repercussions of threats made by Houthi terrorists.

“The meeting checked options for dealing with Houthi threats to protect the interests of the Yemeni people, global energy supplies, and freedom of international navigation,” reported the official news agency, Saba.

The PLC reassured Yemenis, relief organizations, and the private sector that humanitarian and commercial activity will receive special consideration and be kept aside when implementing the procedures and mechanisms entailed by the National Defense Council’s classification of Houthi militias as terrorists. 

Furthermore, the PLC commended the “honorable” positions taken by the Arab Coalition.

Houthi attacks and violations drew massive Arab and international condemnation especially after the Iran-backed group waged an assault with explosive drones on oil terminals in the Hadramout and Shabwa governorates.

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