They present their gesture as an initiative "to achieve peace through serious negotiations to achieve a comprehensive national reconciliation that does not exclude anyone".
As part of a peace initiative to end a five-year-old conflict, Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Friday (September 20th) that they will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia.
The President of the Houthist Political Council (equivalent to the President of the Republic), Mehdi Machat, announced in a speech on the occasion of the capture by the rebels of the capital Sanaa, on September 21, 2014, "The cessation of all attacks against the territory of Saudi Arabia", Hoping that "This gesture will be answered by a stronger gesture" from the Saudis, reported the Al-Massirah television of the Houthi rebels.
"To continue the war is not in anyone's interest"
According to him, this is an initiative "To achieve peace through serious negotiations to achieve a comprehensive national reconciliation that does not exclude anyone". The initiative aims, he added, to "Preserve the blood of Yemenis and achieve a general amnesty". It commits the rebels to "Stop all attacks on Saudi territory by drones, ballistic missiles and other means".
"We expect from this initiative a better response that includes stopping all attacks and all air raids of our territories", added the rebel leader, adding, " To continue the war is not in anyone's interest. "
Mehdi Machat called for the reopening of Sana'a International Airport and free access to the strategic port of Hodeida in western Yemen, essential for the arrival of humanitarian assistance and general imports from the country.
The Houthi rebels claimed on September 14 attacks that caused fires at two sites in the eastern Saudi kingdom: the Abqaiq plant, the world's largest oil processing plant, and the oil field. Khurais. They led to a halving of Saudi output, about 6% of global supply.
On Wednesday, the Saudi authorities presented debris of Iranian drones and cruise missiles, claiming that "The attack has(Vait) launched from the North and was undeniably sponsored by Iran ".