US wants to obstruct peace efforts in Yemen: Sanaa
The Head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen appraised the recently liberated prisoners and congratulated their families and the Yemeni people at large.
Head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi al-Mashat, confirmed that "the United States seeks to obstruct peace efforts and does not want to resolve the humanitarian files."
In regards to talks with Saudi Arabia, al-Mashat said, "During the negotiations with Omani mediation, we adhered to the legitimate rights of our people to freedom and independence, and their [Saudi Arabia's] obligation to stop the aggression, lift the siege and pledge compensations in return for revenues made from appropriated Yemeni wealth."
"The eight years of aggression have brought nothing but ruin and destruction to Yemen and the region, and the consequent destabilization," he added.
Al-Mashat appraised the recently liberated prisoners and congratulated their families and the Yemeni people for the recent liberation, which marks a victory for the Yemeni people.
He promised those who are still behind bars to make "every effort to free the last prisoner, whatever the cost and challenges."
Sanaa has received 3 batches of liberated prisoners through prisoner exchange deals this month negotiated by the National Committee for Prisoners' Affairs by the ICRC committee.
Earlier, the Sanaa government revealed arrangements to hold a new round of negotiations with the Saudi-backed government, next May, to negotiate the liberation of 1,400 new Yemeni prisoners.
Earlier in April, part of the Pentagon documents gone public recently, one classified document revealed Saudi Arabia’s intention to allegedly "drag out negotiations" on the war on Yemen.
The "Top Secret" document named "Houthi Spokesman Receives Update on Saudi Negotiating Positions," with limited access to the US and its intel allies dubbed the "Five Eyes", entails the full secret conversations between Ansar Allah and Saudi officials.
It contains details of the negotiations conducted between the parties regarding Yemen’s public sector salaries, which have gone unpaid for several years. The turning point, however, was the moment Saudi and Ansar Allah officials met last week marking the first time in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa - with the salaries being a top discussion point for the Saudis and the Americans thus alike.