"Our people are the one that currently struggles to implement the outcome of the national dialogue conference which has enjoyed unanimity by Yemenis of all ilks," Hadi said.
Hadi was apparently referring to a National Dialogue agreement brokered by the United Nations and the Gulf Cooperation Council that allowed Hadi to assume the presidency from longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012.
Hadi made no reference to more recent attempts to negotiate an end to Yemen’s conflict and instead delivered an address that ruled out direct talks with rebels as a non-starter.
Hadi said the Houthi rebels consider themselves a unique race, have forgone its loyalty to Yemen and become a proxy for Iran and Hezbollah.
"All attempts at peace that are made with this group are doomed to fail," Hadi said.
A United Nations-backed peace conference in Geneva earlier this month collapsed when the Houthis failed to attend.