Houthi government calls for dialogue with Saudi Arabia

2020-12-21 | Since 11 Month

Hisham Sharaf

SANAA (Debriefer)--The Houthi government on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia to sit around the negotiation table to discuss all issues and problems of concern to the two countries and that can lay the groundwork for relations based on mutual respect and non-interference in others affairs.
The call was included in a letter sent by Houthi foreign minister Hisham Sharaf to the president of the United Nations Security Council, Jerry Matthews Matjila, according to the Houthi-run Saba news agency.
The supreme political council and the national salvation government in Yemen's capital Sanaa are looking forward to a real and comprehensive peace process through brave and serious steps ending the aggression and blockade on Yemen, the letter read.
Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition which has been fighting the Houthis in support of the internationally recognised government since March 2015.
It is accusing the Houthis of attacking civilian objects and economic and trade installations in it, an accusation which the Houthi group denies.
The Saudi envoy to the UN is ignoring that his country has been leading a military aggression on Yemen for six years, Sharaf said in his letter, according to Saba.
The authorities in Sanaa are exercising our right to self-defence which is guaranteed by international law and the Charter of the United Nations, he said, affirming that they strike military targets and economic installations used for the aggression on Yemen.
In addition, we always issue warnings urging civilians to stay away from these targets, he added.

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