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Houthis accuse UK of spying on telecoms network in Yemen

September 7, 2021 at 11:27 am

Spying devices [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

Yemen’s Houthi group yesterday accused Britain of spying on the country’s telecommunications networks, with the complicity of the internationally recognised government.

“Britain is carrying out espionage activities on some Yemeni telecommunications networks, and some submarine cables from southern governorates, which they have taken as bases for them to serve their colonial goals,” a member of the group’s negotiating delegation, Abdul Malik Al-Ajri, wrote on Twitter.

Al-Ajri described the incident as “a blatant violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and the privacy of Yemeni citizens”, which is taking place with the “shameful complicity” of the internationally recognised Yemeni government.

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