(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
Marib governor hopes in an effective int'l pressure on Houthis to end suffering of Yemenis
MARIB - SABA
The governor of Marib, the Yemeni government's eastern stronghold under constant attack by Houthi militants, has said that he hopes in "an effective international pressure" on the Houthis to stop their constant wars and end the suffering that the armed militia have brought upon the Yemeni people.
In a meeting with Sweden's Special Envoy for Yemen Peter Semneby here on Thursday that the Iran-backed militia are "pressing ahead with their suicide mission of attacks on Marib city which accommodates 60% of all the IDPs in the entirety of Yemen."
He said the militia are especially continuing the attacks against civilians and IDPs who form the majority of Marib's population. The militia's rocket and shelling attacks, he said, "have killed dozens of civilians and caused the re-displacement of thousands of them" within the governorate in recent months.
The governor said that "The government is keen on reaching peace as evident from its several concessions to make the international peace brokerage efforts a success, contrary to the Houthi militia who look at the preoccupation with work toward ceasefire as an opportunity to continue their wars … banking on their expertise in using peace deals to deceive the world."
The governor said, "We seek a concrete peace that guarantees the return of the state institutions and at the same time we are capable of confronting any aggression by the militia and preserving the state institutions."