Houthis hail Sudanese remarks as positive

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-12-08 | Since 8 Month

Mohamed Ali al-Houthi

The Sudanese prime minister statements on intention to withdraw his country's troops from Yemen are positive, member of the Houthi Supreme Council said Saturday.

Sudan "Premier Abdullah Hamdok announced on Friday his plan to return Sudanese troops," Mohamed Ali al-Houthi added on Twitter, and this "is positive."

Bringing forces back home "meets what Sudan's liberal people seek and stops bloodshed," he said.

At a forum in the US Atlantic Council research center, PM Hamdok said "conflict in Yemen has no military solution, from our part or any other party in the world, and should be solved through political means."

When it comes to Yemen or any other places, this is a left legacy, the Sudanese premier added.

Asked if he could return Sudanese troops from Yemen, Hamdok said "Certainly," without giving a deadline.

The Sudanese forces left in Yemen are not numerous, the PM said. There are about 5,000 troops, including the last group that has already returned to Khartoum.

Thousands of Sudanese troops have been fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition since 2015, a move seen as radical shift in the Khartoum foreign policy, despite the traditional relations between ousted president Omar al-Bashir and Iran.

Recently, Sudanese voices have increased calling for their troops' pullout from Yemen, following losses they suffered there.


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