Yemeni Politicians: Houthi Project Fails Without Weapons

Yemeni Politicians: Houthi Project Fails Without Weapons

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 10:00
Houthi militants in Sanaa, Yemen (Reuters)
Sanaa, Aden - Asharq Al-Awsat
Yemeni politicians and activists affirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the Houthi group would never approve coexistence with the Yemeni community due to the Iranian intellectual organization that is controlling the group and the weaponry which it rejects to withdraw because it is the key factor to impose its intellectual agenda by force on the Yemeni components.

The Houthi group intended to foil the last round of negotiations sponsored by the UN in Geneva, in which its delegation absented itself under weak pretexts. This made the observers certain that the militias are not serious in the quest towards peace.

Faris Al-Beel, a political analyst and college professor, said that the Yemenis’ problem with Houthis is the difference between the project of death and the project of state. He told Asharq Al-Awsat that Houthi militias appeared with anti-sectarian coexistence ideas and imposed their approach by the power of weapons in favor of a foreign project.

Commenting on the core problem between Yemenis and Houthis, Yemeni government spokesman Rajeh Badi said that the main problem is represented in the group’s reliance on weapons. However, political researcher and writer Thabet Al Ahmadi considered that the historic problem of Houthis rests in its intellect.

In the same context, Yemeni politician Najeeb Ghallab affirmed that Houthis would let go anything but not the arms because without them they would lose everything. During his statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, he asserted that without the arms, Houthis, would become a retarded and naive idea.

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