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Russia: ‘It was the Houthis who attacked the Yemeni people’ – Alyemany on civil war01:49

Russia: ‘It was the Houthis who attacked the Yemeni people’ – Alyemany on civil war

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 17, 2019 at 19:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Foreign Minister of Yemen's Saudi-backed government Khaled Hussein Alyemany put the blame for the blood-shed in the Yemeni War on the AnsarAllah Houthi movement during an interview in Moscow on Wednesday.

"It was the Houthis who attacked the Yemeni people, and it is they who are shelling the territory of Saudi Arabia. We in turn are now in favour of a cease-fire in Hudaidah," Alyemany said.

The minister of the Saudi-backed government stressed the importance of the Stockholm accords, signed in December 2018, which were, in his opinion, a crucial tool for building confidence between the sides.

"Our President always shows his flexibility and readiness for cooperation. We believe that the paragraphs of the aforementioned agreement stipulate the following: the output of Houthi militias from the city of Hudaidah and the port; restoration of the functioning of the city's state institutions," the Yemeni top diplomat went into particulars.

The Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Sanaa government are two opposing sides in the Yemen War, which has been raging since 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition began to carry out airstrikes in the country..

Russia: ‘It was the Houthis who attacked the Yemeni people’ – Alyemany on civil war01:49
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Foreign Minister of Yemen's Saudi-backed government Khaled Hussein Alyemany put the blame for the blood-shed in the Yemeni War on the AnsarAllah Houthi movement during an interview in Moscow on Wednesday.

"It was the Houthis who attacked the Yemeni people, and it is they who are shelling the territory of Saudi Arabia. We in turn are now in favour of a cease-fire in Hudaidah," Alyemany said.

The minister of the Saudi-backed government stressed the importance of the Stockholm accords, signed in December 2018, which were, in his opinion, a crucial tool for building confidence between the sides.

"Our President always shows his flexibility and readiness for cooperation. We believe that the paragraphs of the aforementioned agreement stipulate the following: the output of Houthi militias from the city of Hudaidah and the port; restoration of the functioning of the city's state institutions," the Yemeni top diplomat went into particulars.

The Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Sanaa government are two opposing sides in the Yemen War, which has been raging since 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition began to carry out airstrikes in the country..