American-Omani Discussions on Developments in Yemen

News Agencies | 2024-07-06 05:38 PM UTC
American-Omani Discussions on Developments in Yemen


The United States of America and the Sultanate of Oman held discussions on the latest developments in the situation in Yemen in light of the continued attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The U.S. State Department stated - in a statement - that the U.S. envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, met with the Omani ambassador to Washington, Musa Hamdan Musa Al-Taie. The statement said, "U.S. Envoy to Yemen Lenderking met with H.E. Omani Ambassador Moosa Hamdan Moosa Al Tai to coordinate on issues, including the recent wrongful detentions by the Houthis of U.N., diplomatic, and NGO staff and their reckless attacks on civilian shipping that endanger Yemen's peace process." Since late last year, the Houthis in Yemen have launched hundreds of attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea and the Gulf, expressing their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, where Israel has killed over 37000 people.


Three hundred fifty-eight people died and were injured as a result of traffic accidents during the past month in a number of Yemeni governorates. According to the security media of the Ministry of Interior, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 45 people and injured 313 others during June in a number of government-controlled provinces. The material losses were estimated at 54,300,000 Yemeni riyals. The source indicated that the various roads in government-controlled areas witnessed in June 382 traffic accidents, including 250 vehicle collision incidents, 65 pedestrian run-over incidents, 56 vehicle overturn incidents, 7 collision incidents with a fixed object, and 3 incidents of falling from a hill. The reasons for most of these accidents were attributed to vehicle drivers violating traffic rules and etiquette.


The Houthi group announced on Saturday that the United States and Britain launched a raid on Kamaran Island in the Al-Hudaydah province. Houthi media reported that "US-British aircraft" launched a raid on Kamaran Island in the Red Sea. Kamaran is one of the largest Yemeni islands located in the Red Sea and administratively belongs to Al-Hudaydah. Since the beginning of this year, a US-led coalition has launched raids that it says target "Houthi sites" in various regions of Yemen in response to the Houthi naval attacks in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.


Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince congratulated Masoud Pezeshkian on his election as Iran's president, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday. "I affirm my keenness on developing and deepening the relations between our countries and people and serve our mutual interests," SPA quoted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying. In March 2023, Iran and Saudi Arabia signed a landmark China-brokered deal to re-establish relations after years of regional rivalry.