Houthis want Sana’a airport opened to use it for military purposes, says pres. advisor

Houthis want Sana’a airport opened to use it for military purposes, says pres. advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yemen’s Houthi militia demand the blockade of Sana’a International Airport to be lifted so that they can use it for ulterior military purposes, the country’s presidential advisor has said.

In a tweet, Abdulmalik Al-Mikhlafi said: “The Houthi [militia leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi] believes that he can get rewards for all the destruction he has incurred in Yemen including … by seeking a permit [from the Arab Coalition] to operate flights to destinations that can be used militarily. He does not want the airport opened to alleviate any humanitarian suffering.”

Alluding to the ongoing US and UN-mediated talks between the Houthis and the government, Al-Mikhlafi said in another tweet, “Houthi uses the humanitarian suffering in Yemen as a blackmail, yet he does not accept a humanitarian wise solution. He asserts only a solution of the kind that fulfills his political, military and financial goals.”

The government’s approval of a partial lifting on the Sana’a airport blockade has triggered a wide outcry in Yemen with activists warning the government of that a Houthi aerial bridge with the world will allow the Shia extremist militia to smuggle in arms and conquer the rest of the Yemeni territory.

 

 

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