Al-Mashat calls for peace, reform on Sept 21 Revolution anniversary
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen confirms that the September 21 Revolution has transitioned from an existential revolution to a revolution of liberation and construction.
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, said commemorating the anniversary of the September 21 Revolution that it is "a glorious and blessed revolution that is necessary for our people socially and politically."
Al-Mashat further added that "our people have the right to be proud of their victories after eight years of aggression," noting that "the current revolution is our path to independence, unlike our situation in the past 60 years," adding that the Revolution "will have us transitioned us from a place plagued with disease and poverty to [a haven of] independence."
Furthermore, Al-Mashat said, "I announce to our people with confidence that our Revolution has transitioned from an existential revolution (meaning a revolution aimed at ensuring the continued existence of Yemenis in their land) to a revolution of liberation and construction for the sake of the country's independence and stability."
He stressed that "we are continuing our efforts to consolidate the values of tolerance in our society," urging all factions "to lead the war to a joint transition from a strategy of war to a policy of peace."
Al-Mashat called for ending the war, fixing what it has destroyed, and lifting the siege imposed on the country.
The Yemeni official said, "It is time for peace," advising foreign countries to not lie through their teeth and then end up believing their own lies.
He also called on the leaders of warring factions to "build trust starting with the lifting of the siege, exchanging prisoners, and paying salaries."