Minister in Yemen rebel government labels Houthis ‘bloodsuckers’

A photo of the movement's founder Hussein Badruddin al-Houthi is pictured between followers of the Houthi movement attending a vigil marking the anniversary of his killing, in Sanaa, Yemen April 23, 2017. (Reuters)

Abdo Bishr, the minister of commerce in the Yemeni rebel government, slammed Houthi militias and their practices and called for abolishing the Houthi-affiliated revolutionary and popular committees that have been deployed in ministries and state institutions.

In a letter to Saleh al-Samed, the chief of the so-called rebel political council, Bishr said injustice and corruption must end in terms of protecting others and warned that the situation was only getting worse.

He called for not remaining silent over Houthis, whom he described as "bloodsuckers."

Bishr also warned the Houthis against their "immature" behavior and said the Yemeni people being governed by the rebel government "may soon run out of patience."

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49