End to Saudi Attacks, Prerequisite for Success in Yemen Talks: Ansarullah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In order for Yemen’s peace talks in Kuwait to succeed, Saudi-led forces must halt aggression against Yemen and completely lift blockade on the country, a member of the Houthi Ansarullah movement stressed.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Aamer Shane’e, a top member of the Yemeni movement in the UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, said the ongoing negotiations to resolve the Yemeni crisis will yield results only if Saudi Arabia ends aggression against the country and lift the blockade on it.
He also emphasized the necessity for a cut in supports for mercenaries and al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen for success in the peace talks.
If Saudis give an assurance that they will not take aggressive action against Yemen anymore, then the Yemeni military force and voluntary fighters will contemplate pulling out of the Saudi territories they have succeeded to capture, he stressed.
Ansarullah says while the negotiations are underway in Kuwait, the Saudi-led coalition is still bombarding Yemen’s various regions, like the southwestern province of Taiz.
Saudi Arabia launched an aggression on Yemen in late March 2015 in a bid to return former fugitive president Hadi to power. Nearly 9,400 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.
Yemenis, in return, have been carrying out retaliatory attacks on the Saudi forces deployed in the country as well as targets inside Saudi Arabia.