The Houthi militias in Yemen have escalated their threats, indicating that they will not agree to extend the humanitarian and military truce again without obtaining economic gains, ahead of the UN Security Council session on Monday.
The Houthis’ statements came from their spokesman, Muhammad Abdul Salam.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani accused the rebels of continuing to escalate and not ending the siege on Taiz, while stressing that the Iranian role in support of the militias contributes to undermining the truce and obstructing peace efforts.
Militia spokesman Muhammad Abdul Salam had made statements on an Iranian channel in which he said, “The chances of extending the truce may be the last if a mechanism for paying employees’ salaries is not found” in the militia’s areas of control and ending the restrictions imposed on the ports under them.
He hinted at returning to the fighting, threatening that the Houthi militias would target oil facilities and ports in the liberated areas, in the context of putting pressure on the legitimacy to share the proceeds from the sale of oil and gas.