London newspaper: Saudi Arabia's need for urgent peace prompts Al-Houthi to raise the ceiling of demandsEnglish - Saturday 16 September 2023 الساعة 08:12 pm
The London-based Al-Arab newspaper believes that Saudi Arabia's need to achieve urgent peace in Yemen has prompted the terrorist Houthi militia, Iran's arm, to raise the ceiling of its demands, which was clearly evident in a blog post by the leader of the Militia Political Council, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi.
The newspaper said in its report, on Saturday, that the militias that impose de facto authority in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and large parts of Yemen, continue to put pressure on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which during the recent period showed exceptional flexibility in dealing with the group, all the way to receiving a delegation from it, on its first visit of its kind to Riyadh.
On Thursday, Saudi Arabia confirmed through its official news agency that it was hosting a delegation from Sanaa, referring to the Houthis without naming them, to discuss the peace process in Yemen nine years after the outbreak of war in the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula
At the same time, the leader of the group, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, said, “As we said in the vision of the comprehensive solution, dialogue can only take place with the aggression coalition, considering the decision of the aggression and the siege and stopping it is in its hands.”
He added in a post on X that dialogues will continue with Saudi Arabia, as the leader of the coalition, and Sanaa, with Omani mediation, to reach a solution to the issues being discussed in the humanitarian file, which is the disbursement of salaries to Yemeni employees, the opening of airports and ports, the release of all prisoners and detainees, the exit of foreign forces, and reconstruction to reach a comprehensive political solution.
Observers attribute this Houthi action to the group's sense of Saudi Arabia's need to achieve an urgent peace in Yemen that would allow it to quickly and safely exit the war and complete the comprehensive truce process in the region, which it had already begun through its reconciliation with Qatar, Turkey, and Iran, as well as its entry into the path of normalizing relations with Israel.