Sudan crisis is extension of that in Yemen: Al-Bukhaiti to Al Mayadeen
Al-Bukhaiti says had the Sudanese army commanders not been involved in the war on Yemen, this wouldn't have happened in Sudan.
Member of the political bureau of the Ansar Allah movement, Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti, considered on Monday that the Sudan crisis is an extension of the Yemeni crisis.
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Al-Bukhaiti pointed out that "had the army commanders not been involved in the war on Yemen, this wouldn't have happened in Sudan, especially since those fighting in Sudan now were involved in fighting in Yemen before."
Al-Bukhaiti to #AlMayadeen, "The conflict in Sudan is an extension of the crisis in #Yemen, had the army commanders not been involved in the war on Yemen, this wouldn't have happened in Sudan, especially since those fighting in #Sudan now were involved in fighting in Yemen… https://t.co/YawuaxkzLB— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 24, 2023
Al-Bukhaiti regretted the inability of the Sanaa government to provide aid to the Yemenis in Sudan due to the aggression, the blockade, and the situation forced onto the Sanaa government.
He also highlighted the Sudanese government's relationship with the forces of aggression and not with the Sanaa government.
The Yemeni official indicated that recent visits of the Saudi delegation to Sanaa "broke many barriers that constituted an obstacle to any negotiations," explaining that many achievements have been made, yet without reaching an agreement on a complete and comprehensive peace.
According to Al-Bukhaiti, many matters were agreed upon with the Saudi delegation, especially with regard to the humanitarian situation.
He said that Sanaa is waiting for the implementation of what was agreed upon, warning against procrastination, because the situation of the Yemeni people no longer allows any delay in the implementation of the agreed points.
Member of the Ansar Allah political bureau, Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti, to #AlMayadeen, "There are a lot of terms we agreed on with the #Saudi delegation, especially those pertaining to the humanitarian crisis. We are waiting for the delegation to fulfill the agreement, and we warn… https://t.co/6FnbQvXfUs— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 24, 2023
He also noted that the negotiations with the Saudis were halted due to the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, affirming that these negotiations "will be resumed soon."
Al-Bukhaiti mentioned that Sanaa and Riyadh are now in a stage of de-escalation, but he affirmed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE realize that any escalation will be met with escalation, and this will not be in their interest.
The Ansar Allah official specified that "negotiations with the Saudis at this stage are based on re-opening the airports and ports, set to be finalized in later stages to achieve a permanent and comprehensive peace."
Member of the Ansar Allah political bureau, Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti, to #AlMayadeen, "Negotiations with the #Saudis at this stage are based on re-opening the airports and ports, set to be finalized in later stages to achieve permanent and comprehensive peace."#Yemen… https://t.co/YNw0bD3QGX— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 24, 2023
Al-Bukhaiti considered that the Yemeni internal dialogue should include all Yemeni political components and figures that have popular bases, noting that the individuals and militias directly linked to Saudi Arabia and the UAE will attempt to obstruct reaching any solution, which, if reached, will cause them to lose their jobs with whoever hired them.
Al-Bukhaiti revealed to Al Mayadeen that during the negotiations, emphasis was placed on the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Yemen and on Yemen's restoration of its sovereignty over all of its lands.
"Peace means the exit of the American forces from the occupied Yemeni provinces... We do not accept any foreign presence in Yemen, and we will be in direct confrontation with any foreign military forces present on Yemeni soil," he underlined.
Al-Bukhaiti warned that the United States does not want peace in Yemen, adding that Washington had a negative impact on the negotiations between Sanaa and Riyadh.
It is noteworthy that this month, Yemen witnessed three batches of prisoner exchange deals. Earlier, the Sanaa government revealed arrangements to hold a new round of negotiations to discuss the release of 1,400 Yemeni prisoners with the Saudi-backed government in May.
The government said a future deal that included 700 prisoners will be concluded.