Yemeni premier: Houthi escalation means unwilling to make peace

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2019-11-10 | Since 2 Week

Yemeni internationally-recognized PM Maeen Abdulmalek at meeting with Hodeida Governor Hassan al-Tahir

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The Houthi persistent military escalation and repeated violations of the UN-brokered truce in Hodeida despite the deployed monitoring points indicate their unwillingness to make peace, the Yemeni internationally-recognized prime minister said Saturday.

The Houthi group defies the local and international will to end suffering caused by its coup in 2014, PM Maeen Abdulmalek added at meeting with Hodeida Governor Hassan al-Tahir.

While it is determined to make peace, the "Yemeni government, with support from the coalition, won't hesitate over protecting the citizens from oppression and violations committed by the militias in obedience to their supporters in Tehran," the Riyadh-based Saba quoted PM as saying.

Targeting the MSF-sponsored hospital in Mocha and previous attacks on humanitarian missions are war crimes that should not be overlooked by the international community, Abdulmalek said.

Last October, the United Nations established five posts to monitor ceasefire between the Yemeni government and Houthi group, under direct supervision from the Redeployment Coordination Committee Chair, the Indian General Guha.

On Saturday, the UN warned against resumption of military clashes between the government and the rebels.

In few last days, the warring parties in Hodeida mobilized their forces and erected new fortifications in conflict to ceasefire deals, head of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC), General Guha said in a statement published by the UN.

He called both sides to stop any acts in contrast to Stockholm Agreement.

The recent launch of five checkpoints at frontlines in Hodeida has contributed to significant reduction in violence, the RCC head said.

Parties to the 4.5-year war in Yemen, after 8-day peace talks in Sweden, reached on the 13th of last December an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces, exchanging prisoners and alleviating blockade imposed by Houthis on Taiz.

But none of this has taken place so far, with both sides trading blames for trying to thwart the deal.


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