Houthi leader says Saudi committed error causing Yemen war

Aden – Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-05-31 | Since 4 Month

Mohamed Ali al-Houthi

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Saudi Arabia committed an error that made the 4-year war erupt in impoverished Yemen, Houthi leader said Thursday.

"If efforts exerted by Saudi and Emirati rulers and their coalition to destroy Yemen were to build a real state, they would have been exerted on the Gulf Initiative at time," member of the Houthi Political Council added.

Mohamed Ali al-Houthi tweeted that, "election register had to be corrected and free elections had to be held on time, instead the party expansion that was rejected by Houthis."

Yemen has been racked by a 4-year bloody conflict between the internationally-recognized Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.

The conflict has triggered what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.

Separately, deputy of information ministry at the Yemeni official government on Wednesday called for correcting the strategic plans of the ongoing war in the country.

"Four years are enough to review everything and correct errors," Najeeb Ghallab added on Twitter.

"Depending on whatever greed and interests of whoever while forgetting the goals of the battle are but outputs of failure, said Ghallab.

This is not the first time an official of the internationally recognized government says relation with the coalition needs to be amended, as the Yemeni FM Khaled al-Yamani admitted last April imperfection in this relation, saying his government could not build actual partnership with the coalition in freed provinces.

On 5 May, Deputy Premier re-called Saturday for corrected relation between his 'legitimate' government and its backing Saudi-Emirati-led coalition.

"Partnership with Arab coalition member states has come as part of war against Houthi rebels, but not partnership in managing the freed governorates," Ahmed al-Maysari, also Interior Minister, added at Aden first consultative gathering.

"Yemen may be weak, but still a state that could get sick but doesn't die, and can govern liberated areas and governorates," he said. "The program agreed on with coalition was to advance northwards to free areas from Houthi control, but not towards the east. Therefore, the situation should be corrected."

Last February, Minister al-Maysari said the imperfect relation needed to be corrected, arguing that his ministry's authorities over Aden security have been disputed by outsiders.

Transportation Minister Saleh al-Jabwani has dubbed the relations as "confused" calling on his government to "correct or break off alliance with Abu Dhabi."

Saleh Soma'e, Mahweet governor loyal to Hadi, has also called for "that party" to be excluded from the coalition, without naming the UAE, which he has accused of causing "all defeats suffered by legitimacy."

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