Washington praises Saudi Arabia's initiative to end the Yemeni warEnglish - Saturday 16 September 2023 الساعة 06:21 pm
The United States of America welcomed the arrival of the delegation of the Houthi militia - Iran's arm in Yemen, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the efforts aimed at bringing peace and ending the war in Yemen.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement issued by him: We welcome the arrival of a high-level Houthi delegation to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. This is the first official visit by Houthi representatives to Riyadh since the start of the war in Yemen nearly a decade ago.
He added that this visit comes after nearly 18 consecutive months of calm that began after the United Nations-brokered truce entered into force for the first time on April 2, 2022.
The American advisor pointed out that President Biden, since his first weeks in office, has made de-escalation and ending the war in Yemen one of his most important foreign policy priorities.
He said: The United States is proud to provide its diplomatic support for peace efforts in coordination with the Yemeni parties and the United Nations, praising the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this current initiative and the leadership of the Sultanate of Oman for its important role.
The American official called on all parties to the terrible conflict in Yemen to strengthen and build on the benefits of the truce that brought a measure of peace to the Yemeni people, and ultimately put an end to this war.