Coalition Holds Houthis Responsible for Failure of Stockholm Agreement
The Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has urged the United Nations to exert pressure on Houthi militias to implement the Stockholm Agreement on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and hold the Iran-backed insurgents responsible for its failure.
“Coalition forces reaffirm their willingness to the redeployment under the Stockholm Agreement” that was struck between the legitimate government and Houthi militias last December, a statement said.
The Coalition also called upon the UN and the Special Envoy for Yemen to exert pressure on the militias to implement the deal, and hold the Houthis responsible for its failure.
The statement said that the Coalition and legitimacy forces have fully committed to the Stockholm Agreement despite more than 1,400 “dangerous provocations” by the insurgents.
But said the insurgents consider Hodeidah important for being a crossing-point of illegal and lethal weapons.
“All signs indicate that the coup militias are not interested in implementing the articles of the Agreement. In fact, they are intentionally hindering the implementation to gain time to build their military capabilities in the city and governorate,” it added.
It is widely known that the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen’s states have responded to the request of the Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi under Article 51 of the UN Charter “the inherent right of self-defence”, the Charter of the Arab League and the Arab League’s Joint Defence Treaty, in order to save and protect the people of Yemen from the Iran-backed Houthi militia and restore legitimacy.
The Coalition launched military operations to liberate an international vital area from the grasp of the “coup militia”. By doing so, the Coalition recognizes the global importance of the Red Sea maritime lanes, and the actual, direct threat against them due to the presence of the “coup militia” backed by Iran.