Yemen: Houthi militias threaten the navigation in Red Sea

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Yemen: Houthi militias threaten the navigation in Red Sea
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Houthi leader Saleh Al-Samad has threatened on Monday to “cut Red Sea and the International navigation”. He considered it as “strategic options” will be entered if progress continues in western Yemen or if the political solution reached a dead end. This came after the losses suffered by the Houthi militias.

During his meeting with UN Deputy Special Envoy to Yemen, Moain Shreim, he said that ships are not allowed to pass, referring to the intentions of their militias to target the international navigation in Red Sea and the Bab Al-Mandab strait.

He also attacked UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Wuld Al-Sheikh, criticized the role of the United Nations, which he described as “disappointing” and questioned about its credibility in addressing and resolving the Yemeni crisis. “We have reached a point that we are no longer depending on the United Nations to find a political solution in Yemen,” he said.

He also expressed his group’s willingness to enter into any negotiations if they touched the United Nations’ desire and seriousness.

For his part, Deputy UN envoy that the Reference is “United Nations resolutions”, pointing to his intention to “move in case of a political declaration by Sanaa towards understandings,” according to the Houthi news agency.

This threat comes because of the Yemeni army’s progress in more than one front. While, Yemeni army announced on Monday the liberation of a mountain range in province of Saada northern Yemen, near the Saudi border.

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