Sanaa Gov: Coalition must not waste opportunities to achieve peace
The Presidium of the Yemeni House of representatives of the Sanaa government announced supporting demands of an "honorable peace" that preserves the rights of Yemenis.
The Presidium of the Yemeni House of representatives of the Sanaa government announced today that it "renews its support for the recommendations of the leader of the revolution and the Supreme Political Council regarding honorable peace, which preserves Yemen's unity and stability."
Infograph: The looted oil and gas from Yemen
The Yemeni parliament said in a statement, "We reiterate the warning to the aggression coalition and its tools against wasting the available opportunities to achieve peace and continue to be intransigent and circumvent the conditions for expanding the truce," as they renewed the demands, "to pay the salaries of employees, which are legitimate demands and not impossible as the aggression coalition sees nor extremist as the Security Council says."
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"salaries are an acquired right and Yemen did not demand payment from the Saudi treasury, but from Yemen's looted oil and gas wealth," said the statement, noting that, "it is necessary to stop looting Yemen's wealth yet it must be harnessed for the benefit of development, which would reflect on improving the economic situation."
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The council also condemned "the inconsistency of the Security Council and the United Nations, deliberate fallacy and ignoring the demands of our people under the weight of the temptations of the money spent by the coalition of aggression with the aim of overturning the facts."
The head of the Sanaa delegation, negotiator Mohammed Abdul Salam, pointed out on Thursday that "the truce has ended and has not been extended because of the Saudi coalition's unaccommodating stance regarding the humanitarian demands and the natural rights of the Yemeni people," adding that, "the Saudi coalition is refusing to open Sanaa International Airport, Hodeidah port while preventing Yemen from benefiting from its oil and gas wealth in favor of the salaries of all Yemeni employees."
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Abdul Salam stressed that "peace in Yemen is not impossible if the countries of aggression abandon their arrogant mindset and present their national interests over the interests of America and Britain, the two countries that benefit from the continuation of the aggression and the blockade on Yemen."
Earlier, UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg expressed "regret over the non-extension of the truce in Yemen," warning "of the risks of renewed war in the country," stressing that "there is still a possibility to reach an agreement to renew the truce in Yemen."
On Wednesday, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi al-Mashat, affirmed his rejection of all inhumane measures practiced against the Yemeni people, pointing out that the coalition's efforts are aimed at, "depriving the Yemeni people of receiving their salaries and lifting the siege imposed on them by land, sea and air, which is one of the simplest human rights guaranteed by all the laws of the world."
Al-Mashat added that, "it is unacceptable to accept any proposal to confiscate the rights of some of the Yemeni people," pointing out that, "whoever rejects the rights of the Yemeni people is the one who rejects the truce."
It is noteworthy that the truce in Yemen ended on October 2, and Sanaa earlier blamed the aggression for the arrival of understandings to a dead end.
It is noteworthy that the truce between Sanaa and the Saudi coalition has not yet been renewed, despite the fact that it expired on October 2.
Over the past seven years, Yemen has been the target of ongoing aggression led by the Saudi coalition. Over 46,000 died as a result of the aggression, among which are 4017 children, 2434 women, and 11,283 men, while the number of wounded reached 28,528 wounded, including 4,586 children, 2,911 women, and 10,032 men.
Following the end of truce without reaching an extension, the Yemeni armed forces gave oil companies operating in the UAE and Saudi Arabia an opportunity to arrange their matters and leave as long as the countries of the coalition of aggression are not committed to the armistice.
On its part, the Supreme Economic Committee of the Sanaa government sent a notice to all companies and entities [demanding] that they permanently stop looting the Yemeni sovereign wealth.
"Companies and entities shall bear full responsibility in the event of non-compliance," the committee noted, adding that, "The letters are based on the constitutional texts and Yemeni laws in force, in addition to the charters and treaties of the United Nations, especially Article No. 19 of the Yemeni constitution, which obligates the state and all members of society to protect and preserve national wealth."