UN welcomes Houthi transfer to halt assaults on Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the Houthi rebels’ initiative to halt assaults on Saudi Arabia “may ship a strong message of the need to finish the conflict” in Yemen.

Martin Griffiths’ feedback Saturday got here hours after the Houthi announcement, and per week after the rebels claimed a strike that crippled a key oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

Griffiths known as for “making the most of this chance and transferring ahead with all obligatory steps to scale back violence, navy escalation and unhelpful rhetoric.”

Saudi Arabia has led a navy coalition combating the Houthis in Yemen since 2015. That battle has killed tens of 1000’s of individuals.

The U.S. and the Saudis blamed the Sept. 14 assault on Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels. Tehran denies any duty.

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