Yemeni defense council: escalation of the Houthis absolves the government of its obligations

The National Defense Council of Yemen warned that the Houthi terrorist escalation exonerates the Yemeni government from all obligations repudiated by the Houthi militias, including the Stockholm Agreement and elements of the collapsed humanitarian truce, following the militia attack on an oil port of Hadramout.

The council has pledged to ensure all means to limit side effects on citizens in areas under the forced control of terrorist militias.

On Saturday the National Defense Council held an emergency meeting chaired by the President of the Council of the Presidential Command, the Supreme Commander of the Yemeni Armed Forces, Rashad Al-Alimi, to address the repercussions of Iran’s terrorist operations – supported by the Houthi militias who they targeted the ports of Al-Daba and Al-Nashima in the governorates of Hadramout and Shabwa.

A statement released by the meeting states that the council has made a series of firm decisions to deter such criminal attacks and ordered the government to implement them immediately, according to a defensive, diplomatic and economic plan to protect the interests of the Yemeni people and thwart all miserable attempts. of sabotage of the Iranian destructive project in Yemen.

The National Defense Council heard a series of briefings and reports from National Defense Council members and governorate governors and the options offered to address these sabotage attacks targeting the pace and international security and exacerbate the human suffering of the Yemeni people.

The National Defense Council called on the international community to assume its responsibilities in about this dangerous escalation adopted by the Houthi militias and their supporters by targeting civilian objects and economic installations in a deliberate war crime that requires firm punishment by designating these militias as an international terrorist group and taking all resulting measures.

In a related context, the National Defense Council, the highest military and security authority in the legitimate Yemeni government, approved the designation of the Houthi group as a terrorist organization.

On Saturday, the National Defense Council issued Resolution No. 1 of 2022 which classifies the Houthi coup militia as a “terrorist organization” in compliance with the Crimes and Sanctions Act, the Arab Convention on Combating Terrorism and international and regional conventions and treaties ratified by the Republic of Yemen.

The National Defense Council ordered the competent authorities to complete the necessary procedures to implement the decision. It also warned the entities and people who provide support, assistance, facilities or any form of cooperation and who deal with this terrorist group, that strict measures and sanctions will be taken against them.

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