Negotiations Faltered in Muscat after Houthi Demand for Signing a Declarationto End the War With Saudi Arabia

Sheba Intelligence | 2023-10-01 10:05 AM UTC



The second phase of negotiations that were supposed to begin between the Ansar Allah (Houthi) group and Yemen’s UN-recognized government faltered, informed sources in the Omani capital, Muscat, told Sheba Intelligence on Sunday.


This came after the Houthi group presented new demands to Saudi Arabia, and such demands brought the negotiations between the two sides back to ground zero.


The sources indicated that the Omani delegation was in Riyadh to bring views closer between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia after the Houthi group asked Riyadh to sign an agreement declaring the end of the war between the group’s leadership and Saudi Arabia and not with the Yemeni government.

The Houthi also required that the place of signing the agreement be a neutral area between the Yemeni-Saudi border.


The sources said that the Houthis demand billions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, gas and oil, for reconstruction in their areas and other conditions such as annexing Marib to their authority.


The Houthis carried out missile and drone attacks yesterday, Saturday, on a military parade of forces affiliated with the legitimate government in Al-Alab Axis in Saada on the border with Saudi Arabia, killing one soldier and wounding several others.


Sheba Intelligence yesterday revealed information about Houthi preparations near the Yemeni-Saudi border, with the presence of specialists in operating reconnaissance and attack drones as well as artillery. According to the sources, this may lead to possible Houthi attacks on the Yemeni-Saudi border.