Houthis hail Biden decision on Yemen as step towards ending war

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Thursday welcomed President Joe Biden’s plans to end US support for offensive operations in Yemen, saying it was a step towards ending the long conflict. “We hope this will be the beginning of a decision to stop the war on Yemen,” senior Houthi political official Hamid Assem told AFP. “We are optimistic about that.” “The Biden administration saw that the war in Yemen carries a heavy cost and that America’s reputation has been tarnished by the killing of the people of Yemen,” he added. The White House said Thursday that Biden would end his support for the wa…

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