A ceasefire has been reached between the Houthi group and tribes of Hajja after two women were killed by Houthi fighters, governor of Hajja, Ali al-Qaisi, affirmed.
Al-Qaisi said that local authorities managed to mediate between both sides, pointing out that fighters positioned in some locations were removed and security froces were deployed in the area.
Local sources had said that the Houthi group sent reinforcements to al-Shahild district of Hajja after tensions escalated.
Houthi fighters control on some parts of Saada, Amran, al-Jawf and Hajja. The group is accused of seeking to expand and control on most areas of Hajja and Amran.
Yemeni activists accuse the group of torture, arbitrary arrests and executions as barbaric and heinous crimes, calling for forming an independent committee to investigate torture and extrajudicial executions carried out by group in northern Yemen.
Yemeni officials accuse Iran of supporting the Houthi group with the aim of using it as tool to carry out its agenda in the region, emphasizing that some factions in Iran and other countries blatantly intervene in Yemen’s affairs.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abu Bakar Al-Qirbi has accused Iran of interfering in Yemen’s affairs, stressing that any Iranian cooperation with Yemeni political sides is unacceptable.
“We along with all regional states are keen to have relations with Iran, but we refuse any intervention in internal affairs” he said.
The US Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein had frequently cautioned against Iranian intervention in Yemen, indicating that Iran seeks to spark troubles in Yemen through supporting the Saada-based Houthi group.