Iran-Allied Houthis in Yemen: ‘We Are Ready to Freeze and Stop Military Operations’

Breitbart | 11/19/2018 | Staff
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A senior leader of the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen on Monday said the Shiite terrorists would stop bombing targets inside Saudi Arabia for the sake of United Nations-backed peace efforts that have failed in the past, marking the first sign of hope for the latest push to end the war that has been raging for more than three years.

“We are ready to freeze and stop military operations on all fronts in order to achieve peace,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a senior leader of the Shiite group, declared, blaming the United States for being the main culprit behind what he called “the aggression” against Yemen, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

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“It was not immediately [clear] to what extent the Houthi move on stopping missile fire into the kingdom would stop the overall violence. Truces rarely hold entirely in Yemen’s disorderly civil war, where fighting is on several fronts, and peace talks attempts abroad have repeatedly broken down” AP added.

On November 9, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. would stop refueling Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombing the Houthis terrorists in Yemen, a move that came at the behest of the Sunni kingdom.

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Soon after the Houthis seized large swathes of territory in and around the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a U.S.-backed Saudi Arabia-led Sunni coalition in March 2015 launched an ongoing offensive...
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