In a series of tweets, Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri, a member of the Houthi negotiating delegation, has held the Saudi-led coalition forces responsible for proceeding away from the UN-brokered truce without making any progress on post-armistice benefits.
“Before the international community, they tried their propaganda through restructuring the so-called “legitimate government” as a step towards peace, and they removed Hadi and the Islah Party from power,” Abdul-Malik al-Ajri tweeted.
“They have restructured their ranks and now the truce is going ahead and there is nothing new in post-armistice benefits. It is true that the Islah Party does not want peace, but Saudi Arabia is responsible as it is the one who has the decision to go to war or make peace,” he added.
Media reports have recently revealed a new plan to provide Saudi-led coalition’s militants in Yemen with high-tech weapons ahead of a decisive battle against the Houthi forces under the Saudi and Emirati support.
Saudi journalist Abdullah Al-Hatila earlier said that the head of the so-called Riyadh-formed Presidential Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, carried out a regional tour with the aim of mobilizing political, financial and military support to confront Houthi forces.
According to War on the Rocks website, both the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have increasingly recognized in recent years that they will not be able to secure anything resembling a military victory.
Houthi missile and drone strikes on Saudi and Emirati territory have also increased in frequency over the past year, exposing these Gulf states’ economies to greater risk and damaging their international reputations as stable places to conduct business and host international events. The March Houthi attack on an Aramco oil facility, sending plumes of fire and smoke into the air near an international Formula One race event, underscored those risks.
Along the same line, the Saudi “Statesman” Twitter account revealed that the US handed over the Royal Court a security file warning of expected Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The number of Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia doubled over the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Thus, the Houthis have decreased attacks against Saudi targets over the past few months.
However, the Houthis have once again targeted Riyadh with ballistic missiles last week, in a move that would further deteriorate the kingdom’s economy.