Armistice between Yemen and Saudi Arabia has come into effect
The United Nations envoy to Yemen has embraced the truce between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
The truce which was recently announced between Yemen and Saudi Arabia has come into effect today at 7 pm local time.
The humanitarian and military truce to stop military air, land, and sea operations inside #Yemen and across its borders has entered into force and will last for a period of two months.#SaudiArabia #KSA pic.twitter.com/lYsCvIlvPn— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 2, 2022
Last Saturday, Yemen Supreme Political Council leader Mahdi Al-Mashat announced that Sanaa is unilaterally suspending all airstrikes and UAV and military operations against Saudi Arabia for three days.
The UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced that "under this truce, all offensive military operations, by land, air and sea, will cease."
He stressed that the success of this initiative depends on the warring parties' continued commitment to implementing the armistice agreement, including the accompanying humanitarian measures.
Grundberg hoped that the "goodwill" which was publicly expressed by all parties will be translated into the form of reduction in media escalation and a reduction in hate speech.
He explained that the terms of the armistice agreement include facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Al-Hudaydah, allowing two flights to and from Sanaa's airport every week.
Finally, Grundberg said that he hopes the truce that began today will give Yemeni men and women the opportunity to celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan in peace, security and tranquility.
Yesterday, a member of the Ansar Allah movement's Political Council, Muhammad Al-Bakhiti, confirmed to Al Mayadeen that the armistice was not reached until after striking the depths of Saudi Arabia.
Last Saturday, Al-Mashat stressed that "We are ready to turn this announcement into a solid commitment if Saudi commits to lifting the blockade and putting an end to its bombardment on Yemen," Al-Mashat declared, explaining that the ceasefire included suspending all military offensives including the Marib from, "and we reiterate the leader of the revolution's initiative on Marib, and we are waiting for their response."
No peace will be achieved without lifting the siege on Yemen, which has blocked the country from receiving basic necessities such as food, medicine, and fuel.