Houthi militias hinder peace efforts, Vice President says‏

Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh criticized the Iran-backed Houthi militia for blocking international efforts to implement lasting peace in the strife-ridden country.



 

Mohsen highlighted the Houthis’ continued escalation across the country, including the launch of ballistic missiles and drones against Yemeni and Saudi cities and the obstruction of initiatives to resolve the Safer oil tanker issue, state news agency Saba News reported.

 

The vice president made his comments after meeting with diplomats from the Netherlands and Sweden and discussing ongoing peace efforts to achieve permanent peace aimed at helping the Yemeni people and to reinstate the official government and eliminate Iran-allied Houthi militia.

 

According to Saba, the Yemeni leader praised the significant contribution of the Netherlands and Sweden to the peace efforts, with both countries reaffirming their support for the humanitarian and relief actions in Yemen.