Al-Maliki denies coalition disruption of departure of Houthi delegation participating in Geneva consultations

Al-Maliki denies coalition disruption of departure of Houthi delegation participating in Geneva consultations

The spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Col. Turki al-Maliki, on Thursday, denied the coalition's disruption of departure from the capital of Sanaa of the Houthi delegation participating in the Geneva consultations, on Wednesday.

Al-Maliki, in a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabia's al-Arabiya news channel, said that "what the Houthi militia flags about the disruption of the coalition are absolutely untrue", accusing the Houthis of lack of seriousness in the consultations.

He explained that the United Nations had submitted a request to the coalition to give the delegation of the Al-Houthi a permit to travel to Geneva, and the permit was already granted, but the coalition received, on Wednesday, a further request from the United Nations to cancel the transfer permit of the Houthi delegation.

"There seems to be a procrastination and lack of seriousness on the part of the Houthi militia to participate (in the Geneva consultations), as well as a desire to disrupt the political process," he said.

"Apparently there are conditions that were from the militia, according to statements made yesterday by the UN envoy to Yemen in this aspect," he said.

"The Houthi militia is trying to prove its presence by terrorist operations," he said. There were earlier negotiations, but they thwarted them, confirming that they had no desire for negotiations. "


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