Houthis: We will never accept a partial halt to Saudi attacks on Yemen and game can't be changed

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-10-06 | Since 24 Hour

Damage after an air strike by the Arab Coalition

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

The Houthi group (Ansar Allah) said that it will not accept a partial halt of air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition to support of legitimacy in Yemen, stressing that the coalition countries must keep pace with their military movement with their political positions on withdrawing from this poor country, which is suffering a bloody power struggle for the fifth year.

A senior leader of the Houthi group and a member of its political bureau, Mohammed al-Bokhiti, told Al-Mayadeen TV: "We will never accept a partial halt to the Saudi attacks on Yemen in return for a total halt on our part,

The Houthi group announced on September 20 that it would stop attacks on Saudi Arabia, demanding Riyadh a similar announcement, as part of a "peace initiative" aimed at completing a "comprehensive national reconciliation" under "serious and genuine" negotiations between the various parties to the war.

He pointed out that "the UAE steps run and supervised by the US officials, recommending the aggressors not to “think they can change the game.”.

The Houthi leader considered the United Arab Emirates’ move to deploy 100 military vehicles in Taiz as “wrong”, calling militarization of al-Makha port in Yemen as violation of international laws and contradiction of its announcement of withdrawal from Yemen.

"The UAE seeks to establish its presence in Taiz and this contradicts its announcement of withdrawal from Yemen, pointing out that the UAE moves assure everyone that the target is Yemen as a whole"., he affirmed.

Al-Bokhiti said: "We are not betting on the awakening of the conscience of Mohammed bin Salman or Mohammed bin Zayed. We are betting on our steadfastness."

"Al-Mayadeen" channel quoted sources it described in particular as saying an Emirati vessel arrived Friday at the oil port of Aden, where it unloaded 100 armored vehicles, military vehicles and munitions.

The sources reported that the UAE action comes a week after three Emirati vessels were spotted at Mokha port, and a new port for warships was set up at the Mokha Tun Factory.

The sources claimed that the UAE is preparing on the ground for a new battle on the Taiz front by mobilizing troops and transporting weapons.

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.

More than 11.000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands of others injured in the war. Millions have been displaced and tens of thousands have fled outside the country.

The coalition has been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties, according to the UN and international human rights organizations.

The conflict has caused what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.

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