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Houthis use Yemen’s ports for military purposes: Yemeni Information Minister

The Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Eryani, stressed that the evidence presented by the spokesman of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy, Brigadier Turki Al-Maliki, in a press conference, confirms the continued use of the Houthi terrorist militia affiliated with Iran to use Yemen’s ports in Hodeidah, Salif, and Ras Issa for military purposes, and transforming them into warehouses and workshops.

He called on the United Nations and its mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement to take a firm stance and pressure the Houthi militia to implement the Stockholm Agreement and to prevent it from being used as a launching point for terrorist attacks targeting shipping lanes and threatening regional and international security and peace.

He also questioned the organization’s position regarding its mission to support the Hodeidah agreement with the leader of the Houthi terrorist militia, Mansour Al-Saadi, who is responsible for maritime piracy operations in the Red Sea, and who is responsible for the group involved in the piracy of the cargo ship “Rawabi”, and who is on the US sanctions lists.

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This came after the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced that the Houthi militias continue to violate international navigation in the Red Sea, stressing that the ships that were subjected to Houthi piracy attacks were planned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, presenting a set of evidence including photos and videos.

The coalition added in a press conference, Saturday, that the militias violated international laws with piracy and kidnapping operations in international waters.

He also revealed that the militias launched 432 ballistic missiles from Hodeidah, in addition to 100 booby-trapped boats to target navigation in the Red Sea.

He explained that he had recorded 13 violations on commercial ships by Houthi militias from Hodeidah, pointing to the destruction of dozens of mines planted by the militias in the Red Sea.

In parallel, the coalition reported that the militias planned to attack and hijack the UAE-flagged Rawabi ship in international waters.

He said that the ship was carrying aid for those affected by the cyclones on the island of Socotra.

He also indicated in a video presentation that the militias attacked the locomotive “Rabigh 3” in the south of the Red Sea, and targeted the Saudi oil tanker “Abaqiq” in the Red Sea as well.

The official spokesman, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, explained that the Houthi violations represent Iranian threats to international navigation.

Meanwhile, the Coalition to Support Legitimacy presented evidence of Houthi recruitment of children to threaten and piracy international shipping, and other evidence revealing the Houthi militia’s attack on a Turkish ship carrying wheat.

He added that the militias are using the Iranian “Noor” missile system to target ships, presenting evidence of boat booby-traps and their experience to threaten international navigation.

He stressed that the United Nations was unable to implement the Stockholm Agreement, due to the intransigence of the Houthi militia, noting that the Saudi initiative to resolve the Yemeni crisis is still on the table.

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