Yemen’s Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Yamani, has sent a letter of protest to his Lebanese counterpart, Gibran Bassil, over Hezbollah’s increasing support for the Houthis.
“We in the Republic of Yemen reserve the right to present the matter to the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Conference and the United Nations Security Council,” Al-Yamani said.
The minister expressed his dismay at remarks made by the group’s Secretary-General, Hassan Nasrallah, in which he called to fight the legitimate forces, considering them blatant interference in Yemen’s internal affairs.
“Hezbollah’s support for the Houthi militia coup is evident in the televised speech of Nasrallah, on June 29, during which he incited to fight Yemeni government forces,” Al- Yamani said, adding that Nasrallah said in his speech that he and his fighters wish to join the battle in Yemen alongside the Houthis against the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. This, Al-Yamani said, “endangers Yemen’s national security and fuels a war that would destabilise security and stability in the region”.