Muscat is working closely with Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Nations to achieve a comprehensive political solution to the crisis.
Oman, a mediator in ceasefire talks between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi group, says he hopes an agreement between the warring parties will be reached “very soon.”
Muscat is working closely with Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Nations to achieve a comprehensive political solution to the crisis that has raged for six years now.
“The Sultanate hopes that these contacts will lead very soon to the expected result, in order to restore the security and stability of brother Yemen and to preserve the security and the interests of the countries of the region”, declared the official Omani news agency ONA. . Tuesday.
Since a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen on March 26, 2015, tens of thousands of people have been killed, mostly civilians, and millions have been driven to starvation.
Some Houthi officials, including the group’s chief negotiator Mohammed Abdulsalam, have lived in Muscat since the coalition launched airstrikes in support of the internationally recognized government that was overthrown by the Yemeni rebel group.
Saudi Arabia offered a ceasefire proposal last week, but the Iranian-aligned Houthi group said it would only accept it if an air and sea blockade was also lifted.
Despite the offer, the Houthis continued their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia as well as a ground offensive on Yemen’s gas-producing region of Marib, which is still under the control of the internationally recognized government of President Abd -Rabbu Mansour Hadi. .
The coalition said on Tuesday it had destroyed two drones launched by the Houthis at Saudi Arabia, Saudi state television reported.
Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said on Friday the group attacked the state oil giant Saudi Aramco’s facilities in Ras al-Tanura, Rabigh, Yanbu and Jazan.
The attacks took place during the last visit of US Special Envoy Tim Lenderking and UN Mediator Martin Griffiths to Oman and Saudi Arabia.
The Biden administration ended its support for Riyadh’s military campaign in February and sent Lenderking to the Middle East with the aim of finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict that created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster with 80% of the foreign dependent population. help.