Japan understands Saudi-led military action in Yemen
TOKYO: Japan said Tuesday it understands the Saudi-led campaign on Yemeni rebels known as Houthi, and vowed to work with the international community towards the re-opening of the UN-led political transition process there.
“Japan understands that as a backdrop of the military action conducted by Saudi Arabia and other countries, there has been a situation in which any further violence had to be halted while the Yemeni government was unable to crack down on activities by the armed group from Houthis,” Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura said in a statement.
“Japan has been consistently supporting the efforts that have been made by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), along with the UN towards re-opening of the comprehensive political transition process in which all the Yemeni political parties participate,” said Kawamura.
Japan hopes that such efforts by regional states will bear fruits and would lead to de-escalation of the situation, the spokesman said.
After bringing the capital Sana’a under its control by force, the Houthi militia has been advancing into Southern Yemen since March 25 in pursuit of President Hadi, who has been evacuating from Sana’a.
In light of such circumstances, Saudi Arabia and other countries have conducted airstrikes against Houthis’ installations upon the request made by President Hadi.