Ma’rib tribal sheikhs express support for peace initiative of Sayyid al-Houthi


Senior sheikhs and dignitaries of Ma’rib province have on Sunday announced their welcoming of the peace initiative of Leader of the Yemeni Revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi.

Sheikh Hussein Hazeb, one of the notables of the Murad tribe in Ma’rib, confirmed that a copy of the statement welcoming the initiative was delivered to the office of Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, and two other copies to the Omani mediator and the official spokesman for Ansarullah.

The statement of the Ma’rib tribes said that the initiative of Sayyed al-Houthi “has created a wide movement and made a great concession for the sake of Yemen, and put all the people of Ma’rib before a great responsibility.”

The dignitary stressed that the initiative would mean “stopping the bloodshed and the war.”

The Ma’rib tribes noted that the welcome statement was preceded by communication between a number of the province’s sheikhs in Sana’a, Ma’rib and elsewhere.

The statement pointed out that “the enemy (…) was able to turn the province into a base and a starting point for attacking Sana’a and the provinces of the Republic.”

The statement added that “the ball is now in the court of the party that stands with the Saudi-led coalition forces. Whoever refuses this initiative must bear the responsibility for the consequences.”