Al-Bukhaiti: Yemeni talks without external interference indispensable
The member of the Political Bureau of Ansar Allah movement renews the call for the political components that were "involved in calling for aggression" to dialogue.
Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti, a member of the Political Bureau of the Ansar Allah Movement, confirmed that "there is no need to search for unrealistic explanations to justify the negotiations between Sanaa and Riyadh."
On Twitter, Al-Bukhaiti made clear that "things must be called by their names, as Saudi Arabia is not a mediator, but rather a party to the struggle."
لا حاجة للبحث عن تفسيرات غير واقعية لتبرير المفاوضات ما بين صنعاء والرياض ويجب تسمية الأشياء بمسمياتها، فالسعودية ليست وسيطا وإنما طرفا في الصراع ونحن غير مستعدين للتفاوض معها مرة ثانية من خلال رشاد العليمي الذي تم تعيينه من قبلها، ولكن هذا لا يغني عن الحاجة لحوار يمني يمني دون… pic.twitter.com/HNnNtCZ1HA— محمد البخيتي(Mohammed Al-Bukaiti) (@M_N_Albukhaiti) April 9, 2023
The Ansar Allah official stressed that the movement is not ready to negotiate with Saudi Arabia again through Saudi-appointed Rashad Al-Alimi, stressing that "this does not replace the need for a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue without any external interference, and the doors of Sanaa are open to all."
Al-Bukhaiti renewed the call for the political components that were "involved in calling for aggression" to dialogue in order to "build a political process based on internal balances, achieve Yemen's sovereignty and independence, and ensure its ability to act in the interests of its Arab and Islamic nation."
On Saturday, the Omani and Saudi delegations arrived in the Yemeni capital. The two delegations met with the President of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, in order to complete the talks to extend the armistice after expanding its terms and conditions.
During the meeting, Al-Mashat affirmed his country's firm position on the just and honorable peace that the Yemeni people aspire to and achieve their aspirations for freedom and independence.
On his part, the head of the Sanaa delegation, negotiator Mohammed Abdul Salam, announced that Sanaa's demands are to stop the aggression, lift the siege completely, and pay salaries from oil and gas revenues, in addition to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Yemen, as well as compensation and reconstruction.
On Friday, Al-Bukhaiti told Al Mayadeen that the conditions for achieving the armistice are different from those for achieving peace.
He noted that the internal solution is up to all the active Yemeni forces, advising Yemenis involved in the aggression not to miss the opportunity.
"We will reinforce any Saudi approach to achieve peace with Yemen or any other party in the Axis of Resistance," Al-Bukhaiti affirmed.
Elsewhere, the Yemeni official confirmed that the armistice will be agreed upon before Eid Al-Fitr, adding that "in the coming days, there will be an agreement that will be [implemented] in two stages: an armistice stage and a comprehensive solution stage."