The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs charged Tehran and stated that “the world must take responsibility for protecting the security and stability of the region and preventing Iran from engaging in hostile acts.”
Saudi Arabia is confident that the arrival of more troops from the United States to the country will increase the security of the region and is cold about the truce offer launched by the Houthi Yemeni rebels, who today insisted on their proposal on the fifth anniversary of the seizure of Sanaa.
The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al Yubeir, agreed with the White House’s announcement of increasing the military endowment in the Arab country a week after two plants of the state oil company Aramco were attacked, forcing the Saudi kingdom to halve its crude oil production.
“The latest challenges we face call for increased security cooperation between the kingdom and its allies and partners to ensure that there is no obstacle to the international economy,” Al Yuberi said.
Al Yubeir tried to downplay the sending of soldiers and additional weapons approved Friday by Donald Trump and said that the United States already has troops in the region and leads “with the coordination of the kingdom” the device to protect navigation in the Gulf and the Arabian sea area. “
“We hope that this mechanism will contribute to guaranteeing freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf so that ships and oil supplies do not suffer any complication from Iran and also to protect the security of international oil supplies,” he added.
The diplomat charged Tehran and stated that “the world must take responsibility for protecting the security and stability of the region and preventing Iran from engaging in hostile acts.” However, he pointed out that Riyadh will not take any action until the investigation in to the attacks on its refineries is completed.
“We are in constant contact with our friends around the world, and we are examining the steps to be taken, but we are awaiting the conclusions of current investigations into the attack, especially the origin and source of the attack,” he said.
On the other hand, Al Jubeir reacted coldly to the Yemeni rebels’ announcement that they will not launch new drone and missile attacks on Saudi territory as a gesture of peace, although they expect a similar response from Riyadh.
“We judge people according to their actions not according to their statements, so let’s see what they’re going to do,” said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Yubeir at a press conference.
When asked about the possible intentions of the announcement, the diplomat said he could not “read minds,” and was cautious: “You have to study this matter well.”
The Houthis insisted on their proposal today during the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the capture of Sanaa. Thousands of protesters gathered in the historic Bab al Yemen square with AK-47 rifles, banners of the movement’s leader, Abdul Malik Badruddin al Huti, and country flags and chanting slogans such as “death to the United States and Israel” and “21 of September a revolution of all Yemenis.”
At the scene, Mohamed Ali al Huti, a member of the Huti Presidential Council, reiterated the message. “We announce our initiative, if they accept it, it is what we want: a peaceful solution for our people, and if they reject it, we will not lose our lives but will suffer much more,” Mohamed Ali al Huti said.
Yemen fell into a total war after being forcibly overthrown by Hutid rebels at the hands of Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, who continues to be recognized by the international community despite living in exile in Riyadh.
The conflict turned into a regional confrontation with Iran’s support for the Hutis and the involvement of an international Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia in support of Hadi.
After five years the conflict has become entrenched and has become the most massive humanitarian crisis on the planet, according to the United Nations, which ensures that 75% of the 30 million Yemenis need some assistance to meet their needs.