RIYADH – Yemeni President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi lashed out at the Houthi rebels for their repeated attacks on Saudi border regions, describing the aggression as a flagrant violation of the truce reached in April between the two Yemeni sides in the Yemeni conflict, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
At a meeting with his close aides in Riyadh on Wednesday, Hadi said the violations by the Houthi troops and forces loyal to deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh are surging on all fronts, and they continue targeting civilians through their siege of residential neighborhoods.
The National Armed Forces and members of the Popular Resistance are battling the enemy forces, he said.
The meeting was briefed on the latest developments in Yemen, including talks with UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Alchieck on conditions for the return of the Yemeni government delegation to Kuwait to resume negotiations with the rebels under the auspices of the United Nations and the Kuwaiti hosts.
Yemen’s Vice President Gen. Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmer and Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obeid Bin Daghr attended the meeting.
Daghr briefed the meeting on his recent visit to Aden and lauded the support provided for the Yemeni people by the Arab coalition states, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.