Exclusive: Yemeni sources clarify fallacies on salaries disbursement
Yemeni sources reveal to Al Mayadeen that the proposal did not include any article that guarantees the continuity of salaries disbursement during the truce and afterward.
Yemeni sources explained to Al Mayadeen the fallacies regarding the issue of salary disbursement in Yemen, stressing that the proposal did not include any term that could guarantee the continuity of disbursement during the armistice and afterward.
They explained that Sanaa regards this point as a sustainable right that can no longer be linked to the war.
The Yemeni sources explained that the procedures of salaries disbursement have been linked to mercenaries, which Sanaa completely rejects, knowing that it does not mind restricting the procedures to Sanaa and the United Nations exclusively.
The sources further explained to Al Mayadeen that the proposal did not include any terms that guarantee its fulfillment, stressing that the Yemenis “have had our share of disappointment with the countries of aggression and its mercenaries in disavowing matters simpler than the salaries issue, and the trips to Cairo are living proof.”
The proposal also did not include any guarantees to address the disbursement of employees’ salaries and halted retirees’ pensions since the end of 2016. “These are rights that do not forfeit and that Sanaa would not ignore,” according to the sources.
The sources further revealed that a large segment of Yemen’s employees were excluded, including the salaries of the Ministry of Defense and the Interior, as well as the pensions of the Ministry of Defense and Interior retirees. This step has no legal justification as their salaries come under the 2014 budget, not to mention that they are Yemeni citizens who served the Republic of Yemen and have inherent rights.
The sources continued to say, "The mercenaries refused to guarantee the exchange of the proceeds of Yemeni wealth and left the matter unsettled only to disrupt it later. They also refused to specify the currency with which they will make the payments.”
Earlier, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammad Abd Al-Salam, pointed out that reports of some biased media outlets about an agreement to extend the UN-brokered humanitarian and military truce are false.
Abd Al-Salam said the negotiating delegation explained on Saturday its position and the demands of the Yemeni people regarding the extension of the truce in an issued statement.
In the same context, the Supreme Political Council of Yemen, headed by Mahdi Al-Mashat, met to discuss the latest developments regarding the ongoing negotiations on the armistice.
The Council stressed not to allow the armistice to turn into a goal knowing that it was just a means to reach a final agreement, denouncing the reluctance of the United Nations and its submission of a proposal that does not meet the demands of the Yemeni people and does not lay any foundation for the peace process.
The Council affirmed that it will take the necessary measures to preserve the supreme national interest and the sacrifices of the Yemeni people who will not be deceived by false promises, underscoring that they can extract their rights that are being looted by the aggression and its mercenaries.