Yemen gov’t calls on international community to reconsider its approach toward Houthis

Yemen’s government has called on the international community to reconsider its approach towards Houthis after the terrorist militia reaped all the benefits of the UN-brokered truce and failed to honor its obligations under its terms.

The country’s Information minister Muammar al-Eryani said, “From the first moment of the truce, the Government immediately began to honor its stated commitments: Ceased fire in all warfronts, facilitated the arrival of fuel-laden vessels to [Houthi-controlled] Hodeidah Seaport allowed the resumption of Sana’a Airport fights too Jordan and Egypt and offered more concessions all with a view to removing the burden born by the Yemeni people,” he said.

He added that in return, the Houthi militia “honored none of its commitments stated in the truce agreement.” He said the militia have continued to “breach the ceasefire on all fronts, avoided opening the roads to allow the movement of people and goods to besieged region like Taiz.

Al-Eryani called on the international community, and the UN and US envoys to “reconsider” their approach in dealing with the Houthi militia and to exercise serious pressure on the militia to get them to engage in peace talks in good faith.