The commander of the US Central Command, Kenneth McKenzie, confirmed that Washington is working closely with Saudi Arabia to confront the Houthi attacks.
“The Houthis don’t want to sit at the negotiating table,” McKenzie said, adding that they “want to control Marib before engaging in any dialogue process.”
According to McKenzie, Iran is not interested in securing peace in Yemen at all nor in the country’s humanitarian crisis.
“Iran sends weaponry to the Houthis and feels that continuing the war is in their best interests,” he continued.
Tim Lenderking, the US special envoy to Yemen, blamed the Houthi militia for the failure of peace attempts and the violence in Yemen.
During his meeting with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak, Lenderking strongly condemned the continued Houthi attacks on civilians, stressing that there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen.
He emphasised the importance of a complete and rapid ceasefire in order to alleviate human suffering.
The US envoy discussed with the Yemeni Foreign Minister the latest developments in the peace process in light of the Houthi militia’s continued intransigence and its rejection of all efforts aimed at alleviating the human suffering witnessed in Yemen.