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US calls for an end to Houthis port attacks in Yemen

US calls for an end to Houthis port attacks in Yemen
US calls for an end to Houthis port attacks in Yemen

The US State Department said in a statement issued on Monday that US Special Envoy Tim Lenderking will travel to Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman this week to support peace efforts in Yemen.

In a statement, the US State Department called on the Houthi militia to immediately stop its attacks on airports in Yemen. This was because they disrupted the flow of resources and increased suffering throughout the country.

The statement added that the Foreign Ministry calls on the Houthis to seize the opportunity for peace and cooperation with the UN and to accept that the only way to resolve the crisis is through a “negotiated and comprehensive political settlement led by Yemenis.”

“At this critical moment, we remind the Houthis that Yemenis demand peace, not a return to war. To this end, we call on the Houthis to immediately halt their attacks on Yemeni ports that are disrupting the flow of much-needed supplies and exacerbating suffering across Yemen,” the statement read.

This comes as the Houthi marchers attacked the Al-Dhaba oil port in Hadramout (eastern Yemen) last week, about a month after another attack on the same port.

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) supported by Saudi Arabia signed, on Sunday, an agreement with the Yemeni government. It aims to implement a comprehensive economic reform program in Yemen worth one billion US dollars.

In conjunction with the signing of the agreement, the Yemeni currency in Aden and the rest of the liberated areas witnessed a remarkable improvement against foreign currencies.

The program seeks to establish the foundations of economic, monetary, and financial stability in Yemen. It will strengthen the state of public finances, rebuild its institutions, enhance governance and transparency, and improve the conditions of the Yemeni people.

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