Houthi Group (Ansar Allah) said on Saturday that its peace initiative remains valid, calling Saudi Arabia for credible engagement as the way to engage in a comprehensive political process to end the ongoing conflict in Yemen for the fifth consecutive year.
The offical spokesman for the Houthi group, Mohammed Abdulsalam, stated in a tweet seen by Debriefer news Agency: "We continue to hope that the Saudi regime will realize that the continuation of the aggression and siege on Yemen will not represent any stability between the two neighboring countries or in the region, but rather the opposite."
He added: "We affirm that the initiative of His Excellency President Mahdi al-Mashat (Chairman of the Supreme Political Council of the Houthis) is still valid and dealing with it credibly is the right way to enter into a comprehensive political process."
This came hours after the group announced the conducting of a military operation described as "major" in the Najran region on the border with the Kingdom
The Houthis claimed to have captured thousands of "enemy forces" including hundreds of Saudi army commanders, officers, and soldiers.They also killed and wounded hundreds of these forces.
Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.
On September 20, the Houthis announced they would halt all their strikes on Saudi Arabia, if Saudi attacks on Yemen are stopped.
In the first Saudi response to Houthi announcement, the Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs said on Saturday his country would watch how serious the Houthis are in fulfilling their peace initiative.
This comes after attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities reduced the KSA's production to half, with the Houthi group in Yemen claiming responsibility.
Saudi Arabia and the United States accused Iran of the attack, but Tehran denied.