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Yemeni FM: Houthis Are A Security Threat to Yemen, Region

Yemeni FM: Houthis Are A Security Threat to Yemen, Region

Sunday, 15 January, 2023 - 08:45
Yemeni Foreign Minister meets with the French ambassador in Riyadh (Saba News Agency)

Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak reiterated his warning against the danger posed by Houthi militias in both Yemen and the region. The top diplomat further accused Houthis of failing to prove themselves as “partners in peace.”

Mubarak’s statements come ahead of a UN Security Council (UNSC) closed session on Yemen slated for Monday. In the session, the UNSC will review a briefing from UN envoy Hans Grundberg on the latest developments regarding efforts to renew and expand the expired truce in Yemen.

As Yemeni hopes for producing sustainable peace soon continue to diminish, an Omani delegation returned to Sana’a a few days ago to convince the Houthis of UN and regional proposals.

Representatives from the Sultanate will also try to get Houthis to stop terrorist threats.

On Saturday, Mubarak met in Riyadh with French ambassador to Yemen Jean-Marie Safa to discuss the developments in Yemen considering the efforts to achieve peace.

During the meeting, Mubarak indicated that the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) seeks to achieve peace and restore security and stability in Yemen, but the fact that there is no partner who believes in peace aborts all efforts to help Yemen get out of its crisis.

Mubarak referred to the aggressive nature of the Houthi militia and its threat to peace and security in Yemen and the region in general.

For his part, the French ambassador indicated that his country stands with the legitimacy in Yemen and continues to contribute to resolving the crisis and establishing peace. He stressed his country's support for the unity, security, and stability of Yemen.

Moreover, Mubarak held the militia responsible for continuing to obstruct a solution for the derelict oil tanker “Safer”.

The rusty oil ship off Yemen is considered an environmental problem, and the world should not tolerate the militia's intention to keep the reservoir an environmental, human, and economic threat, said Mubarak.

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