Mohammed al-Houthi welcomes US State Secretary statement on Yemeni conflict, but demands action to back up words

Mohammed al-Houthi welcomes US State Secretary statement on Yemeni conflict, but demands action to back up words

Top member in the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, had said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s recent remarks on Yemen are positive, but need credible action to back them up.

Al-Houthi wrote on Twitter on Monday morning: “We are waiting for action: withdrawing US forces and experts from the battle and neutralise their weapons, as well as  withdrawing it from the current confrontation alongside the aggression countries against Yemen. Aside from this [we expect the US] to inform the US Navy to lift the blockade. This what would be consistent with the statement now.”

The United States plans to reinvigorate diplomatic efforts, alongside the United Nations and others, to end the war in Yemen, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, a State Department spokesperson said on Sunday, according to Reuters.

“He highlighted that the United States supports a unified, stable Yemen free from foreign influence, and believes that there is no military solution to the conflict,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price said in a statement

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