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Houthi Militants Refuse to Cede Power

National Yemen

Mohammed Abdulslam

By NY Staff

The  spokesman  of Houthi militants Mohammad Abdulsalam, said Sunday they would not cave in to “threats” after Yemen’s Gulf neighbors urged the U.N. to act forcefully against its takeover.

“The Yemeni people won’t cede power in the face of threats,” Abdulsalam said, quoted by the official Saba news agency, which is under the control of  Houthi militants now.

Abdulsalam insisted that Yemenis were “engaged in a process of self-determination free of any [foreign] tutelage.”

On Sunday the militia spokesman denounced as “provocative blackmail” demands for the Houthis to relinquish power.