Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the recent ISIL bomb attacks in the impoverished Arab country may be another strategy by the Saudi regime to derail the intra-Yemeni peace talks.
“Maybe Saudi Arabia started to use another strategy” to deal a blow to the ongoing negotiations among different Yemeni groups in the Swiss city of Geneva, Ali al-Emad, a member of the Houthi delegation in the Geneva talks, said on Wednesday.
We will certainly adopt necessary measures to deal with Riyadh’s strategy, he stressed.
The remarks came hours after multiple bombings targeted the political office of the Houthi Ansarullah movement as well as three mosques in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a, leaving at least 31 people killed. The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Speaking to Press TV, the Houthi official also touched upon the rising threat of al-Qaeda in Yemen, saying there would be no all-out solution to the Yemeni crisis unless the menace of terrorist group is contained.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Emad also rejected reports that the number of Houthi representatives in the Geneva talks is turning into an obstacle on the way of peace negotiations, saying all groups which oppose Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have the right to be represented in the UN-sponsored intra-Yemeni dialogue.
Different political groups “came [to Geneva] because the UN asked them to come. They didn’t come by themselves,” he noted, adding that it is their inalienable right to be part of the peace talks.
Hassan Zaid, the leader of the al-Haq Party, also confirmed Emad’s account, saying the number of delegates was not discussed in Wednesday’s meetings.
Emad also welcomed the UN’s initiative for a humanitarian pause in the Arab country in a bid to protect civilians against the Saudi aggression.
Meanwhile, reports said that Hamzeh al-Houthi, the head of the Ansarullah delegation, is scheduled to take part in a forum called “Human Rights Situation in Yemen and UN Responsibility” on the sidelines of the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The UN-backed peace talks aimed at finding a solution to the deadly crisis in Yemen will reportedly continue until Saturday.
This is while Saudi Arabia is still pushing ahead with its military campaign against Yemen.
On March 26, the Saudi regime started its aggression against the impoverished Arab country with an aim to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring Hadi back to power.
The United Nations says over 2,600 people have been killed and 11,000 others injured due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.