ISLAMABAD - United Nations top envoy responds over new developments in Middle East made by Houthis militia offer to Saudi Arabia .
The United Nations envoy for Yemen welcomed Saturday an offer from the country's Huthi rebels to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia , saying it could bring an end to years of bloody conflict.
Implementation of the initiative by the Huthis "in good faith could send a powerful message of the will to end the war," Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said.
The Iran-backed Huthis, which control the capital Sanaa and other parts of Yemen, have been fighting against a Saudi-led coalition that supports the country´s internationally recognized government in a devastating five-year war.
Griffiths hailed "the desire for a political solution to end the conflict" in a statement issued from UN headquarters in New York.
On Friday, the Huthis proposed halting attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace initiative.