Yemen: Retreating from designating the Houthis “terrorists” is a gift to Iran

The legitimate Yemeni government warned, on Sunday evening, of the consequences of withdrawing the designation of the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization, considering that this would represent a “free gift” to the regime in Tehran and would strengthen its subversive policies in the region and threaten international interests.

In a press statement, Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani said that hinting at the possibility of Washington reversing the designation of the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization sends the wrong signals to the Houthis, and Iran’s successors, to continue their escalatory approach and their crimes and violations against civilians, and the policies of spreading chaos and terrorism in the region, and challenging the will of the international community in Ending the war and bringing about a just and comprehensive peace according to the three references.

He explained that “parties and international organizations pressed to stop the military operations to liberate the city of Hodeidah under the pretext of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, and the government responded to affirm its concern for peace, and participated in the Stockholm negotiations that resulted in an agreement to remove the Houthi militia from Hodeidah, exchange all prisoners and kidnappers and lift the siege on Taiz Governorate.”

He added, “After two years of the agreement, nothing was achieved. Houthi militia continued to target civilians, villages, homes and farms with missiles and snipers, planting mines and improvised explosive devices, and disrupted negotiations to open relief crossings, exchanging all prisoners and kidnappers, escalated their military operations, and the humanitarian situation worsened.”

Al-Eryani pointed out that “the same thing happened when the National Army approached the capital, Sana’a, on the two fronts of Nehm and Sarwah, and the international community intervened to stop the army’s advance and pledged to organize talks to reach a comprehensive and sustainable political solution. It turned out that the matter was nothing but a Houthi-Iranian maneuver to gain time and arrange. Their ranks and the escalation of their military operations again. “

The Yemeni Minister of Information expressed his regret, “for such trends, while the scenes of Iranian Houthi missiles targeting Aden airport are still fresh in minds, and they are still falling on the heads of civilians in Marib and Taiz, and his shells and snipers are claiming the lives of women and children, and hundreds of politicians and activists are absent in his detention centers, and his drones. Neighboring countries are attacking. “

Al-Eryani pointed out that “these facts confirm that canceling the classification will contribute to complicating the Yemeni crisis, prolonging the coup, and exacerbate the human suffering resulting from the war triggered by the Houthis, and make peace out of the reach of the Yemenis, and it will represent a free gift to the Tehran regime, strengthening its subversive policies in the region and threatening international interests.” “.

The Yemeni Minister of Information affirmed that the issuance of a decision in this direction “would represent a great disappointment to the Yemeni people.”

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