British foreign Secretary: Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia undermines confidence to resolve conflict in Yemen

British foreign Secretary: Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia undermines confidence to resolve conflict in Yemen


British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia yesterday is unacceptable, and it undermines the confidence needed to settle the conflict in Yemen.

In tweets published by the British Foreign Office on its official Twitter website, Hunt said the Security Council will assess progress, adding, "But now is not the time to provocations as we approach success."

"Peace in Yemen is closer today, the withdrawal of the Houthis and the deployment of UN observers is necessary for the peace process," the minister added.

The British official thanked Special envoy Martin Griffith and general Lolisgaard for their heroic efforts.

"As I said to the two sides in Yemen in March, this is achieved with patience and painstaking diplomacy," he said.

The remarks are a continuation of the British celebration of the unilateral withdrawal step taken by the Houthis in Hodeidah, which the British Foreign Ministry considered to be a great success, despite the serious questioning of the seriousness of the move.

The British Foreign Ministry has recently doubled its interest on Yemeni affairs, coinciding with the appointment of British envoy Martin Griffith to Yemen.  


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