The head of the National Committee for Prisoner Affairs, Abdul Qadir Al-Mortadha, revealed that the Saudi-led coalition has recently obstructed a large prisoner exchange deal.
Al-Mortadha said on Twitter that “military leaders and relatives of late former president Ali Abdullah Saleh seek to put obstacles in the way of carrying out the agreement.”
“During the last round of negotiations in Amman, we were about to agree with the representative of the West Coast fronts and the southern provinces on the exchange deal that includes Mahmoud Subaihi, Tariq Saleh and his brother,” he added.
He said, “But the representatives of the Saudi-backed Islah Party, who was heading their team refused, and made the agreement fail.”
Al-Murtadha had made it clear in previous statements in this regard that the recent round of negotiations in Jordan under the auspices of the United Nations had failed due to the coalition forces.
“We tried in every way to succeed in the Amman negotiations, and presented a number of fair proposals to overcome the differences, but they failed (…) We offered an exchange of Yemeni prisoners with Sudanese troops, who have been captured on the border fronts, and they refused,” he added.