Marib Governor Sultan al-Arada affirmed on late Tuesday that Houthis, backed by Iran, are far away from taking control of the city.
Heading a meeting with the local authority in Marib, al-Arada ensured that the destructive project of Iran and its proxy militia will be failed.
He assured that the city of Marib is safe from Houthis and will always stand to Iran’s destructive agenda in the region.
This comes amid fierce fighting that has been taking place since early February west of the oil-rich city, the last stronghold of the internationally recognized government in north Yemen.
The fighting, according to AFP, has ever since killed about 2000 government soldiers along with thousands more Houthi fighters.