Houthis dismiss Saudi ceasefire offer as ‘nothing new’

Yemen’s Houthi rebels dismiss Saudi Arabia’s ceasefire offer as “nothing new” and insist an air and sea blockade be lifted first, after the kingdom made a series of proposals to end the war.

“Saudi Arabia must declare an end to the aggression and lift the blockade completely, but putting forward ideas that have been discussed for over a year is nothing new,” says Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam, according to the rebel’s Al-Masirah television.