The head of the Sana’a government’s national negotiation delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam describe the Saudi announcement of a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen as a Political and media maneuver.
He said in a statement to Al-Jazeera that “The purpose of this announcement is to confuse the serious discussion of stopping the war permanently,”
“Saudi should announce ending its war in Yemen immediately and this is the right position ,” Abdulsalam said. Adding that “ending the war cannot pass through a two-week truce.. this is Unacceptable and illogical,”
Abdulsalam point out that Saudi is not serous to stop the war “ there is no truce ..Since Saudi Arabia announced a ceasefire in Yemen last night it has launched dozens of airstrikes on Yemen , Saudis say something and do the opposite,” He added that “We demand a real cease-fire that is reflected on the field,”
He admits that there is a political crisis in Yemen but the first step is to enter into negotiations with Saudi Arabia to stop the war, and then the United Nations will lead Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations to resolve the political crisis.
Spokesman of the Houthi movement, said the group sent to the UN a comprehensive plan to end the war and waiting to official response.
“[Our proposal] will lay the foundations for a political dialogue and a transitional period,” he said.
Spokesman of Sana’a army Yahya Sarie said in a statement on Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition has continued to escalate the military operations in several battle fronts.
Brigadier-General Sarie affirmed that the coalition forces carried out more than five infiltration attempts towards Haradh district of Hajjah, Rasha area of Asir and al-Buqa desert in Najran.
The spokesman explained that dozens of the coalition mercenaries were killed and wounded when the Yemeni army repelled their attacks in various fronts.
He said that the infiltration attempts was backed in tens airstrikes by the coalition warplanes and Apache.
Deputy chairman of Shoura council in Sana’a ,Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, said that the Saudi-UAE coalition was still using their air power to impose the blockade.
“We will continue to fight and target their military installations and industrial sites since they continue with the siege. So we don’t consider it to be a ceasefire,” he said.
“There has to be total end of the siege or else the war will continue.”