Today, Friday, U.S. Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking arrived in the Jordanian capital, Amman, as part of his new tour of the region to consult parties to war And the countries of the region to work to achieve a comprehensive political settlement and achieve peace in Yemen.
The US State Department said in a press release that Tim Lenderking’s new tour includes visits to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman.
The US envoy will meet, according to the communication, “the government of the Republic of Yemen, representatives of Yemeni civil society, senior officials of the regional government, the United Nations and other international partners.”
The State Department stressed that the efforts of its special envoy “remain focused on providing immediate assistance to the Yemeni people and promoting a comprehensive peace process led by the United Nations.”
In this context, Lenderking will continue to call for a permanent solution to the fuel crisis, including an end to restrictions on imports of petroleum derivatives, and “the manipulation by the Houthis of their prices and storage”.
During his meetings with international partners, the US envoy will also address the repercussions of the Houthi attack in Marib, “which is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis and killing more civilians.”
The US State Department said its special envoy will continue to call on all parties to work to find a permanent solution to the petroleum derivatives crisis. Including the end of restrictions on fuel imports.
She also said Lenderking will discuss with international partners the issue of Houthi manipulation of the prices and storage of petroleum derivatives.
The new US envoy’s visit to the region comes amid heavy fighting in the country between government forces and the Houthi coup militia on multiple fighting fronts, the most violent of which is in Marib governorate.
The Houthi militia imposed a full siege on the Abdiya neighborhood, south of Marib. It targets the population with its heavy weapons, killing dozens of people and about 10,000 forced to flee the district, according to the International Organization for Migration.