Saudi Ambassador to UN: Yemen’s crisis is caused by the Houthis

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah al-Mouallimi said Monday that the crisis in Yemen is caused by the Houthis. (File photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah al-Mouallimi said Monday that the crisis in Yemen is caused by the Houthis who decided to break international laws and violate the will of the Yemeni people.

The diplomat added: “Let us not forget that the crisis in Yemen is not man-made, but is the work of the Houthis. They decided to break international laws, they chose to topple the legitimate government and to oppose the will of the Yemeni people and the International community.”

For his part, Yemeni Foreign Minister Khalid al-Yamani said that the humanitarian file is being extorted for blackmail and called on the United Nations to release reports on the theft of humanitarian aid by the Houthi militias.

The Yemeni FM said that “Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait provided half of what Yemen needs and the gangs of the Houthi stole a large part of them.”

In an interview with Al Arabiya news channel program “Diplomatic Avenue”, the Yemeni foreign minister added that the United Nations is doing wrong when dealing with the Houthis, pointing out that this is legitimizing the militias’ coup.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:03 - GMT 11:03
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