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Al-Jubeir: The Houthis conducted 17 agreements and did not implement a single one


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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 22:26 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said Wednesday that al-Houthi's coupist militia has obstructed the arrival of the World Health Organization (WHO) in areas in need for support.

Al-Jubeir said in a meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that the Houthis had 17 agreements and did not implement a single one of them at all, asserting that their control now shrunk to 20%. 

"We will not give Yemen to the Iranians and we will not allow Hezbollah to control it," al-Jubeir said. "We hope that the military pressure will contribute to pushing the Houthis into dialogue." 

He stressed that full support will be provided to increase UN efforts and ease political process to resolve the Yemeni crisis, despite the intransigence of the Houthi militias. 

Regarding the Syrian issue, al-Jubeir said during the meeting held in New York that the situation is tragic, and Syria cannot be reconstructed without reaching a political solution. 

On the Palestinian issue, al-Jubeir described the US decision to transfer the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem as "the wrong decision", stressing the Arab rejection of the resolution. 

Al-Jubeir assured that Saudi Arabia has no relations with Israel, stressing the importance of supporting the political settlement of the Palestinians through the two states based on the 1967 agreement. 

"If the support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is abandoned, violence will increase," al-Jubeir said.

President Donald Trump’s administration has taken a series of measures, including the cancellation of more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, and the halting UNRWA funding at the end of August.

The United States is the largest contributor to the $ 350 million (300 million euros) In 2017. 

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