Yemeni Parties Hold Houthis Responsible for Crisis in the Country

Yemeni Parties Hold Houthis Responsible for Crisis in the Country

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 09:45
A member of the Houthi militias arranges money donated by Houthi supporters. (AFP)
Aden - Asharq Al-Awsat
Yemeni political parties and organizations that support the legitimate government have held Houthi militias responsible for all the disasters in the country since their coup against national consensus and the transitional process.

The Iran-backed Houthis are also responsible for destroying the economy, plundering resources and imposing war on Yemenis, said the seven parties representing the largest political constituencies in support of legitimacy, notably the General People’s Congress and Yemeni Congregation for Reform.

“The Houthi militias bear full responsibility for the war they have waged against the Yemenis and the resulting tragedies affecting their lives,” the statement said.

“If the militias did not turn against the political process by force, reject national consensus and political compromises, rob by force state institutions, try to suppress the people's will by destroying the legitimacy and declaring war on all its opponents and reject the solutions set by the UN references, Yemen would have enjoyed security and stability by now,” it explained.

It added that the militias still want this war to continue in order to maximize the tragedies that are destroying Yemen and its people by insisting on rejecting the solutions agreed upon nationally, regionally and internationally.

On the deterioration of the economy and devaluation of the currency, the parties asserted that “the state of collapse began with the control of the Houthis of the central bank, their acquisition of public resources, loss of cash reserves and depletion of savings and government accounts in all institutions.”

The Yemeni economy would have completely collapsed as a result of the Houthi policies without the support of the Arab Coalition, the remittances of expatriates and the resources of the liberated areas, the parties said.

They pointed out that despite the risks faced by the country’s economy, the Houthis insist on looting Yemenis’ savings and resources and refuse to pay public sector employee salaries in areas that fall under their control.

The government is paying the salaries of employees in many public sectors and civil, military and security institutions in the liberated areas.

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