Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi has called for a “resolution based on justice” to the conflict in the country, saying the nation will not surrender to the demands by the Saudi-backed party to the peace talks.
On Thursday, the Saudi-backed delegation loyal to Yemen’s resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, ended the UN-mediated peace negotiations with the Houthi delegation in Kuwait City.
“Our national delegation in Kuwait has presented all possible concessions and what they want from us is to surrender and this is impossible,” Houthi said in a televised statement on Friday.
“We are ready for a resolution based on justice but we will not surrender.”
Ansarullah and its allies said both the Hadi loyalists and the regime in Riyadh lack the political will to promote a diplomatic process aimed at settling the conflict in Yemen.
Supporters of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement raise their weapons on International Quds Day in the capital Sana’a, July 1, 2016. (AFP)
Elsewhere in his remarks, Houthi held the United States responsible for the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen, describing Riyadh as a tool in the hands of Washington. He reiterated that the Yemeni nation was determined to confront the campaign.
Houthi also stated that the US has returned al-Qaeda to southern Yemen after the militants were expelled by the Yemeni army and popular committees, adding that the militants fight alongside the Saudi forces.
Washington and its regional allies, especially Saudi Arabia, were angry when the Yemeni forces managed to purge several areas of al-Qaeda, he said.
Houthi said the United States uses the pretext of fighting terrorism to interfere in the internal affairs of the regional countries.
He said the US seeks fragmentation of Yemen for its own benefit.
Saudi Arabia launched the deadly military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015, in a bid to bring Hadi back to power and crush Ansarullah.