US Ambassador to Yemen Drops Hint About International Move Against Houthis
The US warned Houthi militias on Saturday against going too far in their brutality in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, adding that the international community would have to reconsider their actions and take the right decisions.
US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller called on Houthis to hand over their arms and to enter into serious negotiations to end the conflict with all political parties in Yemen, based on the UN framework that respects the Gulf Cooperation Council's initiative, outcomes of the national dialogue, and the United Nations resolutions.
Tueller told Asharq Al-Awsat that the joyful celebrations that some parties held after the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh were “inhuman” and completely crossed all religious scales, strongly condemning such behavior.
“The death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is shocking and is considered a negative behavior. Whoever Saleh was, he had some fingerprints inside the country and on the Yemenis. I was extremely outraged and saddened by the behaviors of some members inside or outside Yemen and the celebrations held following his death,” Tueller said.
The US ambassador said that last week’s events in Yemen uncovered the depth of the conflict in the country and the level of its destructiveness.
He added that the US considers the events in Yemen as “revealing the need for all parties to get involved in serious talks to end the conflict. Assassination attempts or the execution of others would aggravate the crisis and complicate any solution.”
According to Tueller, the US “reiterates that there is no military solution to the current conflict in Yemen.”
Commenting on the executions committed by Houthis against thousands of the General People’s Congress party members and their families in Sanaa during the past few days, the ambassador said that Houthis seems determined to silence members of the GPC party and get rid of them.