Yemeni negotiators make clear set of demands for UN truce extension

Yemeni negotiators make clear set of demands for UN truce extension

The head of the national negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam has affirmed that UN-Truce agreement with the Saudi-led coalition has clear terms, what has been implemented is minimum.

“There is some commitment with regard to large-scale operations, but spy and fighter drones did not stop, and carried out a number of raids,” he explained.

He added that “artillery shelling, especially on the borders, is still continuing, and sniping operations by the US-Saudi aggression have resulted in casualties, noting that the bombing of warplanes and reconnaissance is big breach of truce.”

“32 civilian flights were supposed to be carried out from Sana’a Int. but only 18 of them were carried out, and they will not exceed 20 during the remaining period of the truce,” Abdulsalam said.

He pointed out that only one flight departed from Cairo Airport to Sana’a Int. Airport, stressing that this is also a major violation of the truce, revealing the refusal of the US-Saudi aggression to bring fuel for planes to Sana’a and schedule flights.

He stated that it was agreed that 36 ships would enter the port of Hodeidah, but only 24 ships entered, only three of them were in custody, and some ships were delayed for 21 days.

Mohammed Abdulsalam affirmed Sanaa’s refusal from the first day to name roads intended for opening because this is related to military actions, explaining that the opening of roads must be based on a discussion between parties on the field.

He pointed out that there was an attempt to exploit the issue of opening roads and use it as a propaganda, pointing out that Sana’a had presented initiatives to open three roads in Taiz, but the Saudi-backed party refused.

“We proposed to the US-Saudi aggression, with Omani mediation, a truce that allows for political discussion, but they refused.”

Abdulsalam stressed that the UN is unable to find a solution, indicating that the Saudi-backed party wants hardship to the Yemeni people, and “we cannot accept the continuation of the siege. Sana’a demanded that salaries be paid and that the revenues go to one fund in favor of salaries.”

Abdulsalam also made it clear that the Saudi-backed party is not represented by one point of view, noting that the they cannot bring a single committee to negotiate the prisoners’ issue