Yemeni Council: Repudiation of armistice impedes its renewal
The Yemeni Supreme Political Council says that the aggression's failure to implement the terms of the armistice is a negative sign that does not encourage any talks to discuss its renewal.
The Yemeni Supreme Political Council stated that "the aggression's failure to implement the terms of the armistice is a negative indicator that does not encourage any upcoming negotiations to discuss its renewal."
The council added that "the basis for any future peace process is stopping the aggression and lifting the siege on Yemen, most notably by opening Sanaa International Airport and the port of Al-Hudaydah, not to mention disbursing the salaries of employees from oil and gas revenues."
For almost 6 years, state employees have not received their salaries. Over 12 million barrels of Yemeni oil were taken from the country between the beginning of this year, 2022, and last June, according to a special source in the oil ministry, which is connected to the Sanaa government.
"The opening of the Al-Hawban route necessitates the evacuation of the city of Taiz from the armed militias, which is something that the mercenaries evade," the Council stressed.
On his account, Major General Yahya Abdullah Al-Razami, Chairman of the Military Committee for the Jordan discussions has lately denounced the behavior of the Saudi-led coalition’s delegation in halting the course of UN-sponsored consultations.
“We have no longer any explanation for all these complications made by the coalition-backed side party other than that they are not serious in alleviating the suffering of the people of Taiz, especially after the initiative we have put forward,” he said.
“The insistence of the coalition-backed delegation on a particular road and its disregard for other roads, which are a clear and logical solution to facilitate the passage of citizens and vehicles in Taiz as a first step,” the top Yemeni figure added.
It is worth noting that discussions resumed on 5 June in Amman, Jordan, with the delegations of both parties to reach an agreement to open roads in Taiz and other governorates as per the terms of the truce agreement. The Special Envoy Hans Grundberg shared a revised proposal on the phased re-opening of roads, including the implementation of the mechanism and guarantees for the safety of civilian travelers, based on the discussions with both sides.
A look back
The armistice between the Saudi coalition and the Sanaa government came into force on April 2. UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg announced that "under this armistice, all offensive military operations, by land, air, and sea, shall cease."
Grundberg explained that "the terms of the armistice agreement include facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Al-Hudaydah, and allowing two flights to and from Sanaa airport, every week."
Al Mayadeen counted 13,859 violations of the armistice in Yemen committed by the Saudi coalition.
About 3,947 violations were committed by the forces affiliated with the Saudi coalition during the second month of the truce that ended on June 2nd, and 5,395 violations during the first month of the truce itself, which included dozens of air raids with reconnaissance aircraft of the Saudi coalition on army and committee sites as well as civilian homes in a number of Yemeni governorates and border fronts.