AL chief: Houthis refused all settlements, took Yemeni people hostage

Mecca (Debriefer)
2019-05-31 | Since 4 Month

Ahmed Abu al-Ghait

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

The Houthi group has refused all settlements and taken Yemeni people as hostage to carry out its plots, the Arab League Secretary-General said Friday.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi,triggering what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Houthi militias have "refused all settlements,dodged to renege all obligations and taken Yemeni people as hostage to carry out its,or rather their regional supporter plots," Ahmed Abu al-Ghait told the Arab Summit. "The outcome is destruction whose price paid by Yemeni people."

He accused the rebels of "blackmailing the weak to confront Saudi Arabia and don't refrain from jeopardizing the sanctuaries."

Threats posed by the Iranian-backed Houthis against economic and energy resources are violations, he added.

The Kingdom had called for two Arab and GCC emergency summits to be held Thursday to confront the "Iranian interference in GCC states' affairs, following the escalated Saudi-Iran tension coupled with US military deployment in the region.

Saudi Arabiais accusing Iran of supporting and supplying the Houthis with weapons including ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia, charge rejected by Iran and Houthis.

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