Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Jordan’s King Abdullah, Yemen’s Al-Alimi Discuss Regional Security

Jordan’s King Abdullah, Yemen’s Al-Alimi Discuss Regional Security

Tuesday, 29 November, 2022 - 07:30
Jordanian King Abdullah II receives the head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, in Amman yesterday (Saba News Agency)

Jordan's King Abdullah II met the head of Yemen's presidential council, Rashad Al-Alimi, in Amman on Monday and discussed with him regional developments following Houthis escalating their terrorist attacks on Yemeni oil terminals.


Yemeni sources stated that Al-Alimi arrived in Amman on an official visit, accompanied by two members of the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), Tariq Saleh and Abdullah Al-Alimi.


According to Saba news agency, talks between Al-Alimi and the Jordanian monarch touched on “developments in Yemeni affairs and regional security, in light of the increase in terrorist activities by the Houthi militia backed by the Iranian regime.”


The two sides also reviewed areas of cooperation between Jordan and Yemen, including bilateral coordination to face common security challenges.


Al-Alimi commended Jordan’s efforts to end the Yemeni crisis, expressing appreciation for the Kingdom’s support at the international stage for a political solution that restores security and stability to Yemen.


King Abdullah “reaffirmed Jordan’s keenness to support Yemen, its people, the unity and integrity of its territory and its legitimate national institutions.”


He also affirmed “Jordan's openness to all available forms of support to alleviate the human suffering of the Yemeni people and restore peace and stability in Yemen according to the relevant national, regional and international references.”


Yemen’s PLC had also stressed the implementation of deterrent punitive measures against Houthi militias in response to their terrorist actions. The PLC held the Iran-backed militias fully responsible for the repercussions of their attacks on the humanitarian level and the arrival of life-saving goods.


PLC measures include punishing Houthi leaders, affiliated entities, and individuals involved in financing the terrorist group.


The PLC also held Houthi militias responsible for what it described as “the dire consequences of devastating terrorist escalation, including the repercussions on life-saving humanitarian supplies, as well as the repercussions of employing a hostile approach to efforts to establish peace and stability in Yemen.”


Editor Picks

Multimedia