Sana’a Hints at Possibility of Refusing to Extend UN Armistice

Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs in Sana’a government, Lieutenant-General Jalal Al-Ruwaishan has on Tuesday commented on the request of extending the UN- brokered truce.

In a brief statement to Al-Masirah TV, Al-Ruwaishan has affirmed that “the National Salvation government in Sana’a does not have to extend the truce as long as the suffering of the people continues.”

“Talking about the truce, what had been implemented is nothing and the US-Saudi coalition was not keen to abide by what was agreed to in the terms of truce,” he added.

In early April, the UN special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced the nationwide ceasefire, for the first time since 2016, saying the two-month truce would be eligible for renewal with the consent of parties.

The truce meant to halt all military operations in the country and to bring the foreign military invasion to an end.

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