SANAA, October 9 (RIA Novosti) - The terrorist attack in Sanaa, Yemen, is a reaction to the failure of attempts by the US embassy and diplomatic missions of some other states to impose the prime minister's candidacy, Deifallah ash- Shami, a member of the Houthis' Political Office, told RIA Novosti Thursday.
"Today's terrorist attack in Sanaa… was more similar to the reaction to the failed US embassy plan with embassies of some other foreign states to try to impose a prime ministerial candidate that does not correspond to the interests and desires of the people of Yemen. Their plan failed, and then they attempted to attack Yemeni people," ash- Shami stated.
"There are no charges against certain persons. The charges were laid against the US, its criminal elements, as well as the foreign embassies that tried to impose upon Yemen a political reality that is rejected by its people," ash- Shami added.
A suicide bombing in the central Tahrir square in Yemen's capital killed at least 47 people and left at least 75 wounded. Thus far noone has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak turned to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on Thursday asking to resign in order to prevent the deepening of the differences around the country and preserve national unity.
Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was chosen as the next prime minister of Yemen, as part of the UN-brokered peace settlement in the country witnessing fierce fighting between the Houthis and the government forces. The Houthis have rejected the candidacy.
Yemen is currently in a state of turmoil, with the Houthi Shia insurgent group controlling the entrances into Sanaa, as well as many residential buildings in the city.
The Houthis have accused the incumbent government in Sanaa of discrimination against Shiites and been carrying out protests against the government since mid-August, calling for economic and political reform.
The government of Yemen has consistently accused the rebels of trying to topple the incumbent government. The beginning of the current riots dates back to 2004 when the Houthis launched a rebellion against the then government.