The last thing Saudi Arabia and its Western allies want is a self-sustaining, economically viable, militarily strong, and anti-imperialist Yemen at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, controlling the Red Sea and its strategic waterways. Yemen’s geographic placement in regards to the flow of world capital cannot be stressed enough.
by Randi Nord
Part 6 - Ansarullah leader submits peace plan to United Nations
The official statement opens by pointing out that the Security Council has failed to prevent “daily massacres against citizens in Yemen” and has essentially given up their responsibility in this matter. It reiterates the SC’s legal and moral responsibility to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian crisis.
The six-point plan includes a concrete basis for building peace in Yemen without influence from foreign entities. The plan suggests initiating national elections for a governing body that includes all parties, granting amnesty to political prisoners, as well as launching reconstruction efforts and reparations.
Al-Houthi ended the statement declaring that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) would be held accountable for any further humanitarian deterioration, should it disregard the peace proposal.
Ansarullah also sent a small delegation on an international tour to bolster ties with Arab and European countries and spearhead the peace process.
Mainstream media outlets barely even mentioned this event. A Google search reveals three results: Newsweek, Middle East Monitor, and my own website. The search “Houthi delegation” reveals nothing relevant.
Once again, Yemen’s suffering was completely disregarded.
Al-Houthi wasn’t surprised. He says the Yemeni people understand that there aren’t many opportunities for peace, owing to the media blackout combined with the Saudi-U.S. regional hegemony and domination of international discourse.
“The prevailing slogan among citizens of the Republic of Yemen is that America is the one who kills the Yemeni people and that this continuous aggression has had American political cover and military support. In addition to that, the U.S. took the central leadership of the coalition. That the reason for the continuation of our peoples suffering until today where Yemen is described today as the most tragic disaster in the world.”
Although he hasn’t received an official response, al-Houthi is holding out hope for peace. He said that the new UN envoy to Yemen hasn’t started official duties yet and could have a positive influence on the peace process provided he acts from a position of neutrality: “The former representative was so bad that he became a nightmare for the Yemeni people. He was doing everything in his power to meet the interests and objectives of the Saudis and the Americans as it is known to everyone.”