Yemeni Supreme Political Council: Armistice has not made any progress
The head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, confirmed that the announced truce did not make any progress regarding its most important provision, which is to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, said that "Eid al-Fitr came during the eighth year [from the start of the war], and our Yemeni people are still being subjected to aggression and a suffocating siege, by preventing ships from reaching the ports of Hudaydah."
Al-Mashat explained that "the countries of aggression are imposing many criminal measures, which have led to a rise in transportation costs, food and drug prices, added to many other repercussions."
The head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council stressed that "with our commitment to the armistice and our desire for peace, we affirm that our armed forces are fully vigilant and ready to deal with any new circumstance," adding that after the expiration of half of the armistice period, no progress has been achieved regarding its most important provisions, related to easing the great suffering of the Yemeni people.
Al-Mashat added, "Despite all the concessions we made to demonstrate our keenness on peace, they were met with intransigence, stalling, and lack of response by the countries of aggression and those behind them."
Al-Mashat indicated that "the countries of aggression and their mercenaries control the sources of Yemeni oil and gas resources," revealing that they looted more than 129 million barrels of crude oil. He added that the value of the looted wealth was "enough to pay the salaries of all state employees," and that "the Republic of Yemen reserves its right to recover all the money looted by the mercenaries of aggression.
Al-Mashat estimated that the value of the looted oil exceeds $7 billion, in addition to other resources.
The armistice, which entered into force on April 2, witnessed many violations by the Saudi coalition.
Among the most prominent provisions of the truce is the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel into the ports of Hudaydah, and two flights to and from Sanaa airport are allowed every week, but no progress was recorded in its most important provisions.
Al-Mashat: Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine
In another context, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen addressed the recent developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, where he saluted the heroic operations of the Palestinian people against the Israeli enemy, which confirm that armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine.
Al-Mashat stressed that "our support for the Palestinian people and standing with all the free people in our nation is a principled, humanitarian, political, and religious position, and it cannot change."
He called on "the peoples of the Arab and Islamic nation to boycott American and Israeli goods and to support the Palestinian resistance."
On Friday, massive demonstrations took place in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and several other governorates, in commemoration of International Quds Day. The demonstrators gathered in a square north of the capital, Sanaa, in conjunction with similar demonstrations in 60 squares in 13 other governorates.
The statement pointed out that "Palestine is a just cause, its destiny is to be victorious, and the fate of the temporary Israeli entity is to come to an end."