Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen
Secretary General of OIC Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 24 July 2018

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen
  • Iranian-backed Houthis are reportedly sabotaging all efforts to restore peace in the country

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on Monday met with Martin Griffiths, the special envoy of UN secretary-general to Yemen.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest political, security and humanitarian developments in Yemen as well as the efforts of the UN envoy to reach a political solution to end the conflict in Yemen according to the GCC initiative, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen, and Security Council Resolution No. 2216.
The Iranian-backed Houthis are reportedly sabotaging all efforts to restore peace in the country. They are even targeting humanitarian aid meant for the internally displaced Yemenis. The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Houthis for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
It accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.