Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has called on the United Nations to change their policy in support of the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Yemen.
Al-Houthi stressed the importance of such a serious step that would support real peace in Yemen.
Al-Houthi commented on the possible appointment of Swedish diplomat Hans Grunberg as the new UN Special Envoy to Yemen, succeeding the outgoing Martin Griffiths, saying: “With the new UN envoy will come nothing new, and he cannot break the ice as long as the policy of supporting aggression and continuing the siege is their prevailing approach and slogan.”
Media sources revealed that Grundberg has European and American support, while the United Nations has not yet officially announced his appointment as the new UN Envoy to Yemen.
Earlier, Russia had rejected the nomination of both British diplomat Nicholas Kay and if Hans Grundberg as Envoy.
The appointment of a new UN Envoy requires the approval of members of the entire UN Security Council, but Russia’s rejection of previous nominations means it will possibly use its veto power.