The US ambassador to Sana'a Gerald Feierstein said on Wednesday that the Houthi Movement's slogans are ridiculous and silly, asserting that Washington is not their enemy.
The Houthis' slogans show great animosity to the United States as they read: God is great; Death to America; Death to Israel; and victory to Islam.
In a press conference held on Wednesday, the American diplomat said that" if the goal of carrying such slogans is to rally support from the public in some areas then that would not help the people of that areas, nor will it serve the Hothis."
Asked about American position with regard to the Shiite movement, Feierstein replied that the US position has not changed; welcoming their recent indications sent to the Liaison Committee that they would take part in the upcoming national dialogue.
He said his country believes the Houthis should bring up their grievances to the dialogue table, and showed his concerns over the Houthis' drive to achieve their demands by force.
"We are against any movement--whether it was the Shiite movement or any other organization--that tries to realize its aims by militancy or force," said the diplomat.
Feierstein further showed his country's concerns about some reports indicating that the pro-Iranian movement is carrying out and supporting Iran's agenda in Yemen, stressing that Iran does not seek Yemen's best interest; rather its role only helps to put oil on fire.
Speaking about Tehran's drive to establish a good relationship with some militant and extremist groups other than the Houthis such as the Southern Movement, which calls for the independence of the south, he said that Iran aims through such alliances to fail stability in the country.