Houthis' initiative rejected unless they recognize UN resolution 2216
5/14/2018 12:47:00 AM
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The spokesman for the Arab coalition forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that "the elements and leaders of the armed Houthi militia are a legitimate target in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules concerning targeted attacks. He pointed out that any Houthi initiative without the radical rebel group's recognition of UN resolution no. 2216 is rejected.
In response to a question about initiatives launched by Houthi leaders in social media calling for the cessation of coalition operations in return for halting ballistic missiles, Maliki said: "The wise and serious initiatives come through the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy. He said that the coalition has the operational capability to deal with the rebels' missile attacks, which pose a regional and international threat.
"The Houthis must recognize the relevant Security Council resolutions, the first of which is resolution 2216, which represents the will of the international community, which underlined the three references to political solution; UN resolution 2216, the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, and the outcomes of the comprehensive national Yemeni dialogue," he said.