Pentagon: Nothing new on provision of weapons to Saudi Arabia, UAE
The Pentagon calls on all Yemeni parties to work to resolve the situation in a more peaceful manner, completely turning a blind eye to the billions of dollars worth of weapons delivered to the coalition of aggression.
Today, Friday, Defense Department Spokesperson Pat Ryder confirmed to Al Mayadeen's correspondent in the United States of America that it is in the interest of all parties in Yemen to avoid any escalation of the crisis.
The Pentagon Spokesperson pointed out "the importance of all Yemeni parties pursuing the path of resolving the situation in a more peaceful manner," completely turning a blind eye to the billions of dollars worth of weapons delivered to the coalition of aggression.
In response to Al Mayadeen's question, Ryder said, "The Pentagon has nothing new to announce regarding the provision of weapons and ammunition to Saudi Arabia and the UAE."
Earlier, four people familiar with the matter said the administration of US President Joe Biden "is discussing the possibility of canceling its ban on US sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but the final decision depends on Riyadh making progress toward ending the war in Yemen."
Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Sanaa government, Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor, described the statement of the UN Security Council regarding the armistice in Yemen as "irresponsible and unacceptable" and considered that it expresses the viewpoint of the coalition of aggression on Yemen.
It is noteworthy that the armistice between Sanaa and the Saudi coalition has not yet been renewed, although it expired on October 2.
The UN-brokered armistice, which entered into force on April 2, was extended on June 2 and then on August 2 for two months consecutively.
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