Kuwait regrets unjustified absence of Houthi from Geneva talks

Kuwait expressed its regret over the unjustified absence of Houthi militias from the Geneva talks, despite all efforts to address hurdles to their participation, KUNA reported Wednesday.

This came in a speech delivered by Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi during the Security Council session on the situation in Yemen.

Al-Otaibi urged the Security Council to assume its responsibilities to force Houthi Group to implement the UN resolutions to achieve security and stability of Yemen, stressing that priority must be given to the political solution based on the Gulf initiative, its executive mechanisms, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue conference and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Members of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy have stated that they will allow the safe passage of aircraft carrying Houthi representatives to Geneva in addition to halting military operations in Hodeidah, he added.

“It is clear that the Houthi coup against Yemen’s legitimate authorities was the root cause of the conflict, he said.

The Kuwaiti ambassador noted that the Special Envoy’s efforts reflected the global desire for a political solution that will end the humanitarian suffering, as well as Houthi threats to international peace and security, including missile attacks against Saudi Arabia and threats to marine navigation.

Source: International Islamic News Agency