Prince Khalid: Houthi violations consistent with their Iranian masters’ playbook

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Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid Bin Salman



WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid Bin Salman has said that the recent actions taken by “the Houthi militias in Yemen are consistent with their Iranian masters’ playbook”.

“The Iranian-backed Houthis announced a ceasefire in which they said they will halt all missile attacks against Coalition countries and Yemeni forces. 13 hours later, they launched a missile targeting Midi. This is consistent with their pattern of lying and violating commitments,” Prince Khalid tweeted.

“This is after all consistent with their Iranian masters’ playbook. On Yemen, while the Iranian Foreign Minister denies any involvement, the IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami boasts of ‘new bases from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea’,” he added.

Houthi militias broke an agreed-upon ceasefire on Tuesday after firing a missile targeting Saudi territories just hours after saying that they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies.

At a time when the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is resuming his efforts in negotiating with the Houthi militias’ leadership in Sanaa in order to push forward the upcoming talks expected in Sweden later this month, the Yemeni legitimate government renewed its call on the UN Security Council to condemn the violations of international humanitarian law by the pro-Iranian militias in Hodeidah province. -- Al Arabiya English


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