Dow Jones cites an event on Yemen hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center:
The Houthis seized control of much of the Yemeni capital of San’a in September and have since entered into a power- sharing agreement with Yemen’s government, while also deploying their forces against AQAP. Neighboring Arab states believe the Houthis are set on eventually taking control of Yemen.
However, Houthis deny a goal of controlling the country and forming a religious state. Speaking at an event at The Atlantic Council in Washington last week, Houthi representative Ali al-Emad said the group could provide security as al Qaeda continues to conduct terrorist activities throughout the country.