Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak confirmed, during a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State Barbara Lev, today, Friday, the seriousness of the attacks launched by the Houthis on oil facilities.
During the meeting, Ben Mubarak explained the importance of the decision taken by the Yemeni National Defense Council to consider the Houthis a terrorist organization.
The Yemeni agency said that the US Assistant Secretary of State affirmed the United States’ condemnation of the Houthi attacks on oil ports, and renewed her country’s support for Yemen’s security and stability.
The Yemeni Foreign Minister also discussed with the UN envoy to the country, Hans Grundberg, the Houthi attacks against oil installations in the governorates of Shabwa and Hadramout, and the repercussions of this on the economic situation.
During the meeting, bin Mubarak described the Houthi group’s targeting of the oil sector as “a military action targeting all Yemenis in all regions of Yemen, through which the militia seeks to obstruct the government’s efforts to provide basic services.”
The Yemeni foreign minister accused the Houthi group of not being serious in dealing with efforts to achieve peace and its “subordination to the Iranian expansionist agenda” in the region.
Bin Mubarak criticized the Houthis’ issuance of the so-called code of professional conduct, describing it as “obstructing peace efforts and aiming to transform the administrative apparatus into what he described as a “militia apparatus.”