Sana’a Calls on Saudi Coalition to Engage Seriously in Talks to End War
President of pro-Houthis Supreme Political Council (SPC), the highest ruling authority in Sana’a, Mahdi al-Mashat, called on Friday the leadership of the coalition, represented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to lift the siege on the Yemeni people and to engage seriously in talks and to stop the military and economic war as well as to end the military presence in the lands and waters of Yemen.
In his speech on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of Yemeni unity, al-Mashat also called on a joint action to stop all hostilities on all sides and address the effects and repercussions of the war, leading to the resumption of relations on the basis of sincere brotherhood, good neighborliness, mutual respect, and joint cooperation, the maintenance of the security, sovereignty, interests of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples.
He reiterated the United Nations and everyone’s readiness to contribute effectively to achieving peace while stressing the need to separate the humanitarian and other aspects, indicating the opening of airports and seaports and ending the blockade is a pure right for the Yemeni people, and such issues should not be transformed into an article for bargaining of the weapons of war to extract negotiating gains on the political and military sides.
Al-Mashat affirmed that the insistence on linking the humanitarian fields with the fields of the military and political conflict is an incomprehensible and unjustified act, and will remain an obstacle to achieving peace, and whoever insists on this or legitimizes the continuation of the siege of the oppressed Yemeni people bears the responsibility for all of this.