An American spokesman told Asharq Al-Awsat: We welcome any effort to end the Yemen war
The governor of Taiz, Nabil Shamsan, survived a Houthi drone attack that targeted his car while he was returning from the city of Mocha, west of the province (Saturday). His companion was killed and two others were wounded, according to official sources.
Tariq Saleh, a member of the Presidential Leadership Council, posted on Twitter a video clip of him inspecting the effects of the attack on the armored car, whose front was destroyed by the attack, which a military spokesman said was “done with a guided missile.”
The Houthi attack on the convoy of the governor of Taiz…and their military escalation in Ma’rib governorate, were described by Yemeni observers as a prelude by them to return to military hostilities, in an attempt to obtain new gains. In recent days, the Houthi militia launched a massive attack towards the Harib district, south of Marib, in an effort to control it and get close to the oil and gas fields in the Safer region. This made the government forces lead a counterattack.
In the context of the Yemeni crisis, a US State Department spokesperson told Asharq Al-Awsat that the United States welcomes any efforts to help end the war in Yemen and calm tensions in the Middle East region.
The spokesperson added that over the past year, intense diplomatic efforts by the United States, the United Nations, and regional partners have created the longest period of calm, and the best chance for peace, since the start of the Yemen war, adding: “Unfortunately…during that period, Iran continued its destabilizing activities in Yemen, including the illegal shipments of arms to the Houthis.
The governor of Taiz survived a Houthi attack with a march that targeted his convoy