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The Yemeni minister called for exerting maximum pressure on the Houthis, in order to end the danger of the oil tanker “Safer” anchored in the Red Sea and threatened by corrosion and oil leakage.
The Yemeni news agency quoted the US envoy as stressing the need for the Houthis to stop all military operations in Marib, and to refrain from destabilizing actions in Yemen.
In Muscat, the Omani Foreign Minister, Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, met his Swedish counterpart, where they discussed the existing relations of cooperation between the two countries, developments in Yemen, and efforts to achieve peace and stability, according to the Omani Foreign Ministry.
Lindh also met in Muscat, the spokesman for the Houthi group, Muhammad Abd al-Salam. The minister said in a tweet on Twitter that she had spoken to him about the humanitarian situation, the ceasefire, and the resumption of the political process.
The minister added that the ceasefire is the most important humanitarian measure, and called on all parties to deal with the United Nations without preconditions, in order to end the war, stressing that “the ceasefire is the most important humanitarian measure.”
Lindh stated that she spoke via video call with the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to discuss her visit to Yemen and the Gulf region, adding that her main message to all parties is that there is unified international support for the UN ceasefire plan, humanitarian measures and the political process.
In turn, the Houthi spokesman said, “We assured the Swedish Foreign Minister that we welcome any effort to lift the siege and pave the way for ceasefire negotiations.”
During the past few days, Lindh held several meetings with officials of the legitimate Yemeni government and President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and discussed with them ways to reach a ceasefire and end the conflict peacefully.
In 2018, Stockholm hosted peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations between the Houthi group, which controls the capital (Sana’a) and the Yemeni government.