Houhtis' Foreign Ministry: Pompeo' statements reflect US intention to extend war

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2019-03-16 | Since 1 Week

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An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) Rescue Government in Sanaa that the statements of the US Secretary of State does not serve the peace efforts and reflect the US intention to extend the war and doubling the magnitude of the unprecedented humanitarian crises in country.

Curbing the US support for the Saudi-led coalition will lead Yemen to be a puppet state in Iran's hands, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Pompeo stressed that Washingtond disagrees curbing assistance to the Saudi-led Arab coalition to support the Yemen's "legitimate" government against the Houthis group, arguing that continued assistance would prevent prolonged crisis in Yemen and confront Iranian influence.

The official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sanaa added that such statements are issued in the context of covering the withdrawal of the other party of which was agreed upon in Stockholm, either in which concerns Hodeidah province or prisoners' exchange or even Taiz understandings.

During a meeting with UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Thursday in Washington Pompeo expressed concern at Houthi deliberately delay to obstruct progress in implementing Stockholm Agreement.

According to Houthi-run Yemen's "Saba" news agency, the official condemned in son statement to Saba the accusation by Pompeo to the National powers in Sanaa to delay the implementation of Sweden agreement.

He added: "Such statements did not serve at all the efforts exerted by the the Envoy of Secretary-General of the UN in Yemen, which reflect the US intention to extend the war and doubling the magnitude of the unprecedented humanitarian crises in country."

The source accused the US administration of leading the coalition and committing war crimes and genocide against Yemenis, saying that "it stills the primary responsible for what is happening in Yemen."

The official called on the US administration to consider the congress stance in favor of stopping the US support to Yemen, praising the stance of House of Representatives and Senate which express the US people's willing.

The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen ongoing for four years.

The US president will have to use the veto power against the resolution despite Republican control of the Senate (53 seats), which is a rebuke to Trump's policy with Saudi Arabia.

The official called on the US administration to review their policies in Yemen which will not lead only to more of hatred feeling toward the US people in Yemen and the region.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthis seen as proxy for Iran in the Arab Peninsula country.

The conflict has left hundreds of thousands killed or injured and 3 million displaced, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis,according to the UN, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.


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