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Designating Houthi as a terrorist organization has become an urgent matter

The Saudi representative to the Security Council, Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, confirmed, on Monday, that the classification of the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization has become an urgent matter.

In his speech before the Security Council today, he said that the Kingdom has not seen any real desire from the Houthis lately to end the conflict in Yemen and reach a comprehensive political solution.

Al-Wasel also called on the Security Council to “take more stringent measures” against the Houthis in the event of their continued procrastination in the peace process, adding that the Council failed to take a position to condemn the Houthis’ atrocities.

He stressed that Saudi Arabia continues to support international efforts to bring peace to Yemen in accordance with international and regional initiatives.

Members of the Houthi militia in Sana’a – France Press

Positive discussions

For his part, the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said on Monday that he had held “positive and constructive” discussions with the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council and the Houthi group over the past days regarding the armistice.

In a briefing to the UN Security Council on Yemen, the UN envoy added that he was in constant contact with local and international parties regarding mediation efforts. He stated that he had “positive and constructive discussions with the (Houthis) leadership in Sana’a, represented by Mahdi Al-Mashat, and I look forward to continuing these talks.”

“I also had fruitful discussions with the President of the Presidential Council, Rashad al-Alimi, as well as with regional and international partners. I hope we can build on these discussions to ensure that 2023 provides a more peaceful and prosperous future for the men and women of Yemen,” he added.


It is noteworthy that the country has returned, since the end of the last armistice on October 2, to point zero, due to the Houthis’ intransigence, and their attempt to impose their conditions, which hindered international efforts to extend the ceasefire for the third time.

On August 2, the United Nations announced that the Yemeni parties had agreed to extend the armistice for an additional two months, according to the same conditions, from August 2 to October 2, 2022.

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