Negotiations on prisoner exchange deal reported as failed

Negotiations on prisoner exchange deal reported as failed

The National Committee for Prisoners in Sana’a announced on Sunday the failure of the negotiations on a new prisoner exchange deal, held in the Jordanian capital Amman.

“The negotiations on the prisoners’ file in Amman ended without any progress, due to the intransigence of the aggression forces and their mercenaries,” said Abdulqadir Al-Mortadha, head of the Committee, in a tweet.

He continued by saying, “We tried in all ways to succeed, and made a number of fair proposals to overcome the differences, but to no avail.”

Earlier, Al-Mortadha had accused the United Nations of responding to a Saudi veto in order to obstruct negotiations of the prisoners’ issue in the Jordanian capital.

He warned that representatives of the pro-coalition Islah Party sought to thwart the negotiations with new conditions outside the scope of an earlier agreement, and called on the United Nations to put an end to that.

On January 23, Al-Mortadha announced the arrival of the Sana’a delegation to the Jordanian capital Amman to participate in a new round of negotiations on prisoner exchange under the auspices of the United Nations.