Yemen's Houthis Warns Saudi Arabia Against Colluding with U.S.

News Agencies | 2024-07-07 06:43 PM UTC
Yemen's Houthis Warns Saudi Arabia Against Colluding with U.S.


Yemen's Ansar Allah (Houthi) leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi warned Riyadh against colluding with the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Israeli regime against Yemen. He indicated that Saudi cooperation with the Americans would harm Saudi Arabia and would not serve the Saudi national interests. Al-Houthi added that the U.S. is still trying to use Saudi Arabia to put pressure on Yemen, pointing out, "America has sent us messages that it will propel Saudi Arabia to take hostile actions against [Yemen]. America intends to bring Saudi Arabia into an all-out war with Yemen, according to Al-Houthi.


The Muscat negotiations on Yemen led to a significant breakthrough, where the parties reached an understanding on the release of  Mohamed Qahtan, a matter that has been contentious for years, Hans Grundberg, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen said today. The two sides also agreed to a follow-up meeting to finalize the names of detainees to be released and arrangements for the release of Qahtan.  Grundberg said, ""Thousands of Yemenis are waiting to be reunited with their loved ones. Despite the positive progress, much more needs to be done, and faster, to provide relief to the suffering families." He urged the two sides to continue working with his Office to finalize the implementation plan for this understanding.


More than 100 people were killed and injured in several Yemeni provinces in June, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior of the Yemeni government. The Ministry said it had detected 45 murders and 49 attempted murders out of 1,348 crimes that occurred in June in government-controlled areas. The Ministry added that it found 10 bodies of citizens who died under mysterious circumstances. According to the Ministry, personal and family disputes, land and real estate disputes, personal and tribal feuds, the spread of weapons, and other reasons stand behind the occurrence of these crimes.


Hamas is waiting for a response from Israel on its ceasefire proposal, two officials from the Palestinian group said on Sunday, five days after it accepted a key part of a U.S. plan aimed at ending the nine-month-old war in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to hold consultations on Sunday on the next steps in negotiating the three-phase plan that was presented in May by U.S. President Joe Biden and is being mediated by Qatar and Egypt. It aims to end the war and free around 120 Israeli hostages being held by Hamas. More than 38,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's military onslaught, according to Gaza health officials.