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Yemen reiterates commitment to solution's references
[18/08/2017 07:49]

Yemen has affirmed that it is committed to a peaceful solution on the basis of the three essential terms of references which include the GCC-brokered deal, the National Dialogue Conference's outcomes and the UNSC resolutions on Yemen.

In a speech delivered by Yemen Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi before the United Nations Security Council, he said that Yemen is ready to offer concessions for the sake of peace whatever they are difficult.

Al-Mekhlafi said that the government accepted the proposals offered by the UN Special Envoy to Yemen EsmailOuldCheidh Ahmed, affirming that Yemen will be opened up to any ideas and proposals, and asking the international community to pressure the Houthi-Saleh militias to accept these proposals.

The foreign minister further asserted that the legitimate government will continue supporting the proposals offered by OuldCheikh Ahmed, signaling out that the Houthi-Saleh militias still reject these proposals.

He cited that the Houthi-Saleh militias receive logistic and material support from Iran, affirming that they were also given Iranian weapons which threaten security of the region and the international navigation.

He mentioned that the number of detainees and forcedly disappeared persons increases day by day, pointing out that the international community is still silent towards violations practiced by the Houthi-Saleh militias.

He reiterated that the government backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition managed to develop services and bring back security and stability in the liberated areas, indicating that the areas which are run by the militias still suffer from oppression, famine and outbreak of cholera epidemic.

He also said that the militias have been suspending the payment of the public servants salaries for ten months, looting funds of the Central Bank of Yemen and selling fuel and relief in black markets, pushing the Yemenis towards famine and diseases.

He emphasized that the Yemeni government led by President Hadi does best to tackle consequences of the deteriorated humanitarian situationand outbreak of cholera in all Yemeni areas, particularly those areas which are still run by the militias.

He also noted that the Houthi-Saleh militias have been besieging the city of Taiz for more than two years and a half and cutting off food assistances, medicines and other essential commodities.

He said that the government is ready to reopen Sana'a Airport in case the militias agree to run it by the airport's official staff under the supervision of the United Nations.

He appealed to the international community to provide assistances to the Yemenis, asserting that only 44% of the Geneva meeting's pledges were provided and asking the donors to fulfill their promises.

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