Al-Mashat: Yemenis did not see any difference during armistice
Al-Mashat underscored that the Supreme Political Council is not against extending the armistice in Yemen, but it is not possible to accept any truce in which the suffering of Yemenis continues.
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, considered on Sunday that the celebration of the Yemeni Unity Day confirms that all conspiracies from abroad to divide and fragment Yemen will fail.
In his speech on the 32nd anniversary of the Yemeni Unity Day, Al-Mashat pointed out that celebrating this day does not cancel out the harsh realities and external ambitions that have been created and accumulated by the scourge of foreign dependence over decades.
He expressed his confidence in the absolute failure of all enemies' bets, underscoring that the battle is still long, as the US-led countries of aggression are intending evil against Yemen.
Fighting aggression only option to preserve self-respect
The head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council indicated that fighting aggression is the only available option to preserve self-respect and people's rights to security and independence.
Al-Mashat saw the situation in the occupied Yemeni territories as an additional confirmation of the ugliness of subjugation and foreign dependence but is also evidence of the greatness of liberation and independence.
The Yemeni leader also urged all scholars, intellectuals, writers, and media professionals to highlight the meaning of unity.
No difference witnessed during armistice
Regarding the UN-brokered armistice in Yemen, Al-Mashat confirmed that the Saudi-led coalition of aggression and its mercenaries have committed thousands of violations since the armistice entered into force, including more than 35 attempted military advances.
He noted that among the violations were more than 2,000 missile and artillery bombardments, including 13 airstrikes.
Al-Mashat explained that the coalition obstructed the route of flights to their destinations - with the exception of two flights only - and obstructed the movement of ships.
He underscored that the Supreme Political Council is not against extending the armistice, but noted that it is not possible to accept any truce in which the suffering of Yemenis continues.
The Yemeni leader explained that Yemenis did not notice a difference in the situation during the armistice, which was not encouraging, considering that the armistice withstood failure due to the high level of patience and restraint that was practiced by Sanaa.
Al-Mashat welcomed all good efforts aiming at real peace
Al-Mashat called for tangible and encouraging cooperation that leads to improving the humanitarian and economic benefits of any armistice, adding that more humanitarian and economic solutions must be discussed as a strict priority in order to alleviate the suffering of the besieged Yemeni people.
The head of the Supreme Political Council affirmed keenness for real and lasting peace, based on the demands of ending aggression, siege, and occupation, as well as the reconstruction and addressing the effects of the aggressive war on Yemen.
He also welcomed all the good efforts that aim at real peace, acknowledging that the peace process needs gradation and multiple courses of action.
Al-Mashat blamed the erroneous perceptions of the Saudi-led coalition and the biased international stance for prolonging the war, expressing his regret about the shocking and disappointing way the coalition dealt with the obligations of the armistice.
It is noteworthy that the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, called on Tuesday for extending the armistice between the Saudi-led coalition and the Sanaa government, which is set to expire on June 2nd, 2022.
At the end of a closed UN Security Council meeting, Grundberg claimed that the renewable two-month truce that went into effect in early April has made a "considerable positive impact on the daily lives of many Yemenis."