Yemen FM: Iran continues with its agenda in the region

Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khaled al-Yamani said that Iran is continuing its expansion in the region and supporting the Houthi militias in Yemen. (Supplied)

Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khaled al-Yamani, said that Iran is continuing its expansion in the region and supporting the Houthi militias in Yemen.

During the international conference on Yemen held in New York, al-Yamani expressed the Yemeni legitimate government’s appreciation of the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in the project of restoring the state and bringing peace.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, accused the Houthi militias of obstructing the United Nations’ efforts aiming at a political settlement.

“The Houthis continue to obstruct all efforts to return to the political track and reach a political settlement based on the Gulf initiative and its implementation mechanism and the outputs of the national dialogue and UN Security Council resolution 2216, which reflects the choices and the legitimate will of the Yemeni people.”

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council states that the GCC states will continue to provide relief aid to the Yemeni people, including areas controlled by the militias.

“The Gulf Cooperation Council states will continue to intensify the provision of relief and assistance to Yemen’s various areas, including areas controlled by the Houthis through the King Salman Relief Center, Red Crescent Societies and other Gulf charitable organizations in coordination with relevant international organizations.”

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