International Community Must Unite to Stop Export of Iranian Weapons to Houthi, Yemeni Government Says

The Yemeni government reiterated its call for the international community to join forces to stop the continued export of Iranian weapons to the Houthi militia, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

“The exports are a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and contribute to the continuation of the war and instability in the region,” the government said.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Makhlafi said during his meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller that the Iranian-backed Houthis have worked in every way to prevent reaching a sustainable peace in the country.

Al-Makhlafi reiterated the position of the legitimate government, which is committed to the peaceful solution based on the three reference points agreed upon locally, regionally and internationally.

He also renewed the support of the legitimate government for the new UN Secretary-General’s envoy, Martin Griffiths, expressed appreciation for the efforts of former envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

He stressed the need to take advantage of the international community’s understanding of the situation in Yemen and build on the terms of the solution agreed upon to reach a sustainable peace that strengthens the government’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni citizens at the hands of the militia.

For his part, Ambassador Tueller stressed the U.S. support to the Yemeni government in the face of risks and challenges, pointing out the importance of continuous communication and coordination between the two sides and efforts to achieve peace in the country.