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Blinken wants international action over Houthis Marib assault

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on the international community to question the Houthi militia’s military assaults on Marib and the “tremendous humanitarian consequences” it has led to.

Blinken’s statement, that he made on Tuesday via Twitter, came after he met with the US Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking.

Met with #USEnvoyYemen today. The international community must ask itself why the Houthis are seeking a military solution to the conflict with their assault on Marib, despite the tremendous humanitarian consequences.pic.twitter.com/oXEe9xw8Ht

— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) April 27, 2021

A hearing held last Wednesday by the US Congress raised questions about the Houthis’ violent escalation within Yemen and against Saudi Arabia, and Iran’s support for the Houthis.

President Joe Biden announced Lenderking’s appointment in February, with a mission to “end the war in Yemen” and support the UN-led initiative to “impose a ceasefire, open humanitarian channels, and restore long-dormant peace talks.”

Source: Arab News

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