Truce that fulfills Yemeni people's demands or war we win: Sanaa
In a speech on the occasion of the October Revolution, Mahdi Al-Mashat urges the aggression countries to fulfill the Yemeni people's demands to end the war.
The head of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen Mahdi Al-Mashat announced on Thursday in a speech on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the 14 October 1963 revolution against British colonialism in southern Yemen that "the countries of aggression must respond urgently to Sanaa's righteous and just demands in order to advance towards peace and end the war.”
During his meeting with UN envoy Hans Grundberg, Al-Mashat had previously confirmed that "the payment of salaries to all state employees is essential for the continuation of the truce," warning that if this is not achieved, "we will not accept the truce renewal."
"The 14th of October represents one of the most important and eternal national days in the history of our Yemeni people and is for everyone who knows what freedom and independence mean," Al-Mashat said.
"The October anniversary brings back to minds similar days and a history that is being repeated through the scene of confrontation and conflict between those who are loyal to their people and the homeland and the enemies and traitors of the homeland," he noted, stressing that "the October Revolution commemorates an important station to enrich experiences, review, and evaluate people and stances."
Al-Mashat called on "everyone to stay committed to Yemen's independent project led today by Sanaa and adopted solely by all national forces, without any competitor or rival."
"We call on all our local opponents to delve into their blatant contradiction with the October 14 revolution and to notice their dismal detachment from it and its goals," he said, advising to go back to what is right and to "deal with this anniversary as an opportunity to review and correct positions, as the homeland is for everyone.”
#الرئيس_المشاط: الرابع عشر من أكتوبر من أهم الأيام الوطنية في تاريخ الشعب اليمني— مكتب رئاسة الجمهورية اليمنية (@Presidency_Ye) October 13, 2022
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Al-Mashat warned against any project aimed to divide Yemen, saying, "I advise all those who dream of dividing Yemen to abandon these hateful dreams, because Yemen will only see stability as unified, and the interests of the region require keeping it unified."
He called on "the countries of aggression to respond urgently to Sanaa's just and righteous demands, which will have a positive impact on the path towards peace and the end of the war," stressing that "anyone who deludes the owners of small projects to break Yemen into pieces is, in fact, practicing a form of fraud and deceit against them and is a criminal working against his country."
Defense Minister: The truce on our terms or the war to obtain our rights
In the same context, the Minister of Defense in the Sanaa government, Major General Mohammad Nasser Al-Atifi, and the Chief of the General Staff, Major General Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari, sent a cable of congratulations to the President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat and members of the Political Council, on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the October 14 Revolution.
"We will commit to our terms: either a truce that fulfills the people’s demands, or a war that will lead our oppressed people to win their rights, their wealth, and the blood of the martyrs and all the innocents,” the text of the cable said.
"After the countries of the aggression failed militarily, they tried to use the truce as a cover under which they practice what is worse, in terms of the economic and humanitarian file," it added, warning that "if the enemy wants to escalate militarily, it is, in fact, heading towards hell."
"Our confrontation today with the forces of aggression is a strategic choice that cannot be reversed because our history, principles, and values reject submission to the colonialists and tyrants," it added, explaining that "the issue today has become clear. All the sons of the country are targeted by the enemies. Even those who support the aggression or are neutral were targeted by the evil."
The Minister of Defense and the Chief of Staff affirmed that "the enemy's main goal is to destroy Yemen, loot its resources and wealth, and recolonize it through a new face and under new names."
The truce has ended and was not extended due to the intransigence of the Saudi coalition
Earlier today, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation Muhammad Abdul Salam announced on Thursday that "the truce has ended and was not extended due to the intransigence of the Saudi coalition towards the humanitarian demands and natural rights of the Yemeni people."
The Saudi coalition "is obstinate in opening Sanaa International Airport and Al-Hudaydah port. It is also benefiting from its oil and gas resources and not giving the salaries of all Yemeni employees," Abdul Salam indicated.
"Peace in Yemen is not impossible if the countries of aggression abandon their superior mentality and put their national interests ahead of the interests of America and Britain -- the two countries benefiting from the continuation of the aggression and siege on Yemen."
In this context, the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, expressed his regret over the failure to extend the truce in Yemen, warning "of the dangers of a renewed war in the country," and noting that "The possibility of reaching an agreement to renew the armistice in Yemen still exists."
It is noteworthy that the armistice in Yemen expired on October 2, and the Sanaa negotiating delegation earlier held the Saudi-led coalition of aggression "responsible for the negotiations reaching a dead end due to their intransigence."