Deputy Prime Minister of Sana’a National Salvation Government, Major-General Jalal Al-Rowaishan, described the statement of the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths regarding developments on the Yemeni scene as regrettable and unfortunate, noting that it is not the first time that he comes with such statements.
He told Almasirah that the envoy’s statement does not change facts, and we see him as a hindrance to the solutions proposed, calling on the UN envoy to be a representative of the United Nations in Yemen and not in Marib.
Al-Rowaishan added that the UN envoy should know that he is the eye of the United Nations and he must convey the truth without division. He commented on the decision of the United Nations Secretary-General Guterees to remove the name of Saudi Arabia and its coalition from the list of violators of the rights of children in Yemen by saying that “the last thing that we expected is what the Secretary-General of the United Nations did to remove the coalition countries from the list of child killers, and this decision is a great tragedy.”
Major-General Jalal pointed out that the facts will not change with diplomatic statements, and the international community has not been since the beginning of the war on the side of the oppressed. He confirmed that the national party has been responsive to the UN mission in Hodeidah since the Stockholm agreement, while the other side is the obstructionist, explaining that the problem of Hodeidah is still present and exerting all possibilities of reaching peace.
For his part, Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammad Al-Houthi, criticized the statement of the UN envoy Martin Griffiths to Yemen, in which he expressed his concern as a result of what he called the continuation of the fighting in Marib, ignoring the crime of seizing oil tankers and the continued war and siege.
Al-Houthi pointed out that the UN envoy ignored the facts that lead to solutions. He wrote on Twitter: Whenever the United Nations and its envoy take the public interest of Yemenis Into consideration instead of considering the feelings of Saudi-led coalition countries, the UN envoy will find the solution in Yemen easily.