Yemen’s prime minister accuses Qatar of supporting Houthis

 Yemen’s prime minister accuses Qatar of supporting Houthis
Yemeni Prime Minister Moeen Abdulmalik delivers a speech during the opening day of the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on February 25, 2019 in Geneva. (File/AFP)
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Updated 21 July 2020

Yemen’s prime minister accuses Qatar of supporting Houthis

 Yemen’s prime minister accuses Qatar of supporting Houthis
  • The PM said “Doha supported the Houthi militia with money, arms, media, and relations, and worked to destabilize Yemen”

DUBAI: Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed accused Qatar of working to spread chaos in Yemen by supporting the Houthi militia, the Middle East News agency reported on Tuesday.
The prime minister claimed that “Doha supported the Houthi militia with money, arms, media, and relations, and worked to destabilize Yemen.”
Saeed, who is currently visiting Egypt, said that Qatar’s support of the Houthis became clear when after the Gulf countries boycotted Doha.
Qatar’s policy is to weaken the internationally recognized government, prevent efforts to restore the state, Saeed said.

On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, closing borders and airspace, and imposing an economic blockade that still remains in place. Qatar’s alignment with Iran was of special concern to states wary of Tehran’s ambitions in the Gulf.