Saudi Arabia Condemns Ongoing Houthi Violations against Sweden Deal

Saudi Arabia Condemns Ongoing Houthi Violations against Sweden Deal

Tuesday, 8 January, 2019 - 12:15
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz presides over a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia stressed on Tuesday its efforts to support peace and stability in the Middle East, while condemning the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ ongoing violations in Yemen, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a cabinet session in Riyadh that reviewed the latest regional developments.

Information Minister Turki al-Shabanah told SPA that the ministers condemned the Houthis for stalling in implementing the Sweden ceasefire agreement that was reached in December.

This is blatant defiance of the international community, said the cabinet.

It also accused the Houthis of misleading international agencies by providing them with false information about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The Houthis are also obstructing relief effort and looting aid.

Saudi Arabia stands by the legitimate Yemeni government in its effort to reach a political solution to the conflict based on the three references, stressed Shabanah.

The references are the national dialogue outcomes, Arab Gulf initiative and United Nations Security Council resolution 2216.

King Salman also briefed the gatherers on the details of the written message he had sent on Monday to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah.

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