Ansarullah: Pro-Saudi Sides Rejecting Yemen Peace Initiative
Spokesman of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement Mohammad Abdel Salam disclosed that pro-Saudi parties in Yemen have blocked the road to a peace initiative for the settlement of the Yemeni crisis.
“Those sides who favor Saudi Arabia’s policies reject the initiatives for peace in Yemen and block the path to the acceptance of any solution to keep it open for the Saudi aggression,” Abdel Salam said on Sunday.
He noted that the solution to the crisis in Yemen is holding national dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations, and added, “We welcome Oman’s efforts to mediate in Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 11 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression against Yemen has killed at least 874 people, including hundreds of women and children. Another 1,700 people have also been wounded in the last 11 days.
Hadi stepped down in January, and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late on March 25.