Deputy Foreign Minister to United Nations: War on Yemen is external aggression, not a civil war

Deputy Foreign Minister to United Nations: War on Yemen is external aggression, not a civil war

Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Al-Ezzi has on Wednesday confirmed that Sana’a has not received a true vision for peace until this moment.

“The United Nations’ request to Sana’a only for a ceasefire is unrealistic because the war is between two parties and the call must be made to both parties,” Al-Ezzi said, in a press conference held in the capital Sana’a.

Al-Ezzi pointed out that Sana’a did not fire the first shot and did not use its full right to respond, and said that the United Nations must understand this fact.

“The United Nations is missing the reality in Yemen, because the war in Yemen is an external aggression supported by mercenaries at home, and not a civil war,” he said.

The Deputy Foreign Minister expressed regret that the United Nations has adopted the narrative of the Saudi-led coalition militants in Ma’rib about the displaced, and left out the displaced refugees in other places in Yemen.

He said that the UN Envoy in the Security Council had distorted the truth by pretending that the Saudi targeting of Sana’a is a response to the targeting of Saudi lands, “something that the envoy knows is a lie.”

“We reproach him for mixing humanitarian issues with politics and making humanitarian issues in the opponent’s hand a tool for political blackmail,” he added.

Al-Ezzi reiterated that the issue of ships and the port of Hodeidah was already settled in the Stockholm Agreement.

On the issue of immigrants, the Deputy Foreign Minister expressed deep regret over the accident in the migrants’ shelter center in Sana’a, explaining that “the numbers were exaggerated and the incident was politically abused.”

He confirmed that the victims were 44 immigrants and the wounded were 193, most of whom have already left the hospital, and an investigation is underway into the causes of the accident.

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