Joseph Don Journalist GNS PRESS ASSOCIATION
Yemen’s Houthi rebels declared that they are ready to stop drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia.
This declaration comes a week after they claimed responsibility for a striking oil facility in the soudi kingdom,which crippled the whole system.
Although the U.S. and the Saudis blamed Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen. Iran completely denies any responsibility.
Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthis’ supreme political council, which runs rebel-held areas in Yemen, said the group is expecting a positive reaction from Saudi Arabia.
This announcement could lead to a wider ceasefire in Yemen.
but it remained unclear and without any immediate response from the Saudi-led coalition.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern about a coalition airstrike early Friday around Al Hali district, north of the port city of Hodeida in Yemen. Guterres appealed for restraint and said the warring parties had agreed to respect a December cease-fire deal in the Hodeida area, U.N. spokesman declared.