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The Houthis Reject a Generous Saudi Offer


Tue, 15-11-2022 04:44 PM, Aden

Riyadh (South24) 

Today, a Gulf source revealed to "South24 Center" that an offer made by Saudi Arabia to Yemen's Houthis in exchange for extending the truce.

According to the source, Riyadh offered the Houthis, through the Sultanate of Oman, to pay the civil employees' salaries in exchange for extending the UN truce.

The offer included paying the salaries of the government and the Houthis employees in an amount exceeding 150 million USD per month.

According to the source, the Houthis rejected the Saudi offer, and submitted a response to it through Muscat.

The source pointed out that this offer was made without the knowledge of the Yemeni government, and without notifying it.

According to the source, the PLC Chairman Rashad Al-Alimi has been briefed of this offer during the Arab Summit in Algeria in early November.

Press sources had talked about a previous Saudi offer last October.

According to the lebanese Newspaper "Al-Akbar", Riyadh invited senior Houthi official Mahdi Al-Mashat, to visit Riyadh and meet with Mohammed bin Salman, to discuss a peace agreement.

These Saudi offers come in light of the Houthis' refusal to extend the truce and their demand to obtain a portion of the crude oil revenues in South Yemen.

Most likely, these steps would weaken confidence in the Yemeni government and complicate the political scene in Yemen.

It should be noted that these Saudi offers are not the only thing that is done without the acknowledgment of Yemen's PLC.

According to South24 sources, the ambassadors of France and the US recently visited the governor of the oil-rich Hadramout governorate without coordinating with the Yemeni government.

The ambassadors met with local officials in the governorate, which was attacked by drones on October 21, targeting an oil port.

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