Arab Parliament Condemns Iranian Intervention, in Yemen, Holds Houthi Militias Responsible for Thwarting Geneva Negotiations

Cairo, The Arab Parliament condemned the Iranian interference, in Yemen, through its support for the Houthis and threats to neighboring countries, by continued firing of ballistic missiles, at Saudi Arabia.

The Arab Parliament called, in a statement issued here today, at the end of the first meeting of the third session, in the second legislative term, for the peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis, according to the three main references: Gulf sponsored initiative, the outputs of the national dialogue and relevant Security Council resolutions, especially the Resolution no. 2216.

Pointing out that the Houthis are presenting every day new evidence of their unwillingness to engage, in any serious effort to resolve the Yemeni crisis, peacefully, confirming their efforts to make the last Geneva negotiations a failure, and blaming the Houthi militias backed by the Iranian regime and holding them responsible for the continued suffering of the Yemeni people.

The parliament stressed the support of the Yemeni legitimacy and the role played by the Arab Coalition for Restoring legitimacy, in Yemen, calling on the Arab institutions to assume their responsibilities, in bringing peace and security, in Yemen.

Arab Parliament also condemned the planting of sea mines, booby-trapped boats and the targeting of oil tankers in the Red Sea by the Houthi militia, stressing that this targeting represents a terrorist act, a serious threat to international peace and security, a threat to the global trade movement and compounding the security risks in this strategic region, which requires a united position on the part of the international community to counter and deter such dangerous behavior, conducted by the Houthis.

Source: Saudi Press Agency