Yemen Foreign Ministry condemns international hypocrisy on Ma’rib

Yemen Foreign Ministry condemns international hypocrisy on Ma’rib

The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sana’a has on Saturday commented the nature and contents of the UN and international statements and other political and media statements regarding the Ma’rib front.

In a statement, the Ministry clarified that these positions generally “lack a minimum of logic and are tainted by a lot of insistence on questioning Sana’a’s eagerness for peace and diminishing its natural and legitimate right to self-defense.”

“Until today, all that the UN and international situation has shown is the clear and exclusive focus on the Ma’rib front, while completely ignoring the rest of the burning fronts of war,” the Ministry said.

The Ministry expressed deep regret and resentment over this selective approach with the issue of peace in Yemen, as it “does not express a real and clear trend to support a complete end to the war in Yemen.”

In this regard, the statement stressed the importance of realising that the Ma’rib front is an “old, burning and continuous front for the past six years,” indicating that “the Saudi-led aggression coalition is the one who opened this front, not Sana’a.”

“Ma’rib front is one of the major fronts in the aggressive war on Yemen, and it has remained so over the past years. It is still the scene of occupying foreign forces,” the statement added.

The Ministry also confirmed that the Ma’rib front is a starting point for most terrorist operations targeting both Ma’rib community and Yemeni society as a whole.

In its statement, the Foreign Ministry called for an end to the ignoring of the suffering of the Yemeni people, which is exacerbated and multiplied daily by the closure of Sana’a airport and the arbitrary detention of UN-licensed fuel ships.

The Ministry stressed the need to find a real and practical shift in the way of dealing with the issue of peace in Yemen.

It reiterated the keenness of the Yemeni leadership and all partners of the anti-aggression national stance defenders to work together to achieve comprehensive and sustainable peace.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to “stand up to face the concessions, initiatives, and visions that Sana’a has offered for a solution.”