News i Agency – Yemeni official: US priority in Yemen is war, not peace

According to News i Agency’s International Group, “Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi”, a member of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council, stressed that the United States seeks to continue the war in this country.

“The option of war in Yemen is a priority for the United States, but it pretends to be peaceful,” al-Houthi was quoted as saying by al-Masira news network.

He added that imposing sanctions under the pretext of establishing peace is an obstacle to it and has no benefit.

The Yemeni official noted that targeting the private sector after attacking the central bank and factories and keeping the Yemeni people hungry through sanctions is a war crime.

Al-Houthi concluded by emphasizing that the US goal of these targeted plans is to destroy the economy.

In this regard, the US Treasury Department on Thursday evening placed several individuals and entities on the sanctions list under the pretext of plotting to finance the Yemeni Ansarullah group.

A review of the US Treasury Department’s list shows that the US government has placed seven individuals, four companies and a ship on the sanctions list.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also said in a statement that Washington would continue to put pressure on Yemen’s Ansar al-Islam.

At the same time, the US Secretary of State claimed that the country “is working to resolve the Yemeni crisis and provide lasting humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.”

Without mentioning the Saudi-led coalition, Blinken called on Yemen’s Ansar al-Islam to agree to a ceasefire in Yemen and enter into political negotiations.

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has targeted Yemen since April 2015 to restore power to ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi in heavy air, land and sea attacks.

These attacks have led to the destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure and the spread of poverty, unemployment and the spread of infectious diseases in this poor Arab country. Tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians have been killed and injured since the attacks began.

UN experts describe Yemen as the scene of the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. More than 75% of the Yemeni population is currently in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance and support. Of these, millions do not know where their next meal will come from.

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