Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf warns UN against becoming platform for legitimising aggression

Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf warns UN against becoming platform for legitimising aggression

Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf on Thursday stressed that the Security Council should not turn into an international platform that justifies and legitimizes the agenda and policy of the aggression countries on Yemen.

In a statement published by Yemeni News Agency (Saba), the Foreign Minster deplored the press statement issued by the Security Council Wednesday and its attempt to reverse the facts and show Sanaa that it is the one who insists on placing exaggerated demands as conditions for extending the armistice, in a clear alignment with the other party and ignoring the humanitarian situation has deteriorated for eight years.

Sharaf explained that “Sana’a’s demands are clear and do not bear any ambiguity, as they are purely humanitarian and rights demands, to mitigate the repercussions of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, which is considered the worst in the world, created by the aggression coalition countries over the past eight years.”

He called on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities in ending the military aggression and the comprehensive siege, which is not based on any legitimate or legal justification.

“The aggression and siege taking place in Yemen is contrary to the mandate of the Security Council, which is limited by the Charter of the United Nations to maintaining international peace and security,” he said.

The Foreign Minister underlined the need for concerted efforts locally, regionally and internationally to achieve a just and sustainable peace that serves the Yemeni people.

He renewed the call for the region and the world to realize the seriousness of Sana’a’s position, which was expressed by the Supreme Political Council.

Sharaf indicated that Sana’a’s demands are humanitarian and aim to ensure the success of any truce that may be agreed upon, so that it does not turn into a state of no war and no peace, but rather prolongs the effects of the siege and aggression.

The security, regional and international community, and the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen, should not content with working to extend one armistice after another, he added.

He pointed out that the Yemeni people want to end the military aggression, lift the comprehensive siege, deal with the economic and living effects of the aggression, devote themselves to reconstruction, and create neighborly relations based on mutual respect, non-interference in internal affairs, and maintaining peace and security in the region, otherwise the consequences are known by all, forefront of them the countries of aggression against Yemen.