news

United Nations should set reopening of Sana’a airport as number-one priority, top Yemeni official says


The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says the should set the reopening of Sana’a airport as its first priority, as tens of thousands of critically ill Yemeni patients are in need of life-saving treatment abroad amid a crippling Saudi-led siege.

During a meeting with visiting UN for Yemen Hans Grundberg in Sana’a on Tuesday, Mahdi al-Mashat stated that the patients are stranded with the airport closure, stressing the need for the removal of restrictions on the entry of vessels carrying oil derivatives and natural gas into the port of Hudaydah and the lifting of the Saudi-led siege.

“Members of the [Riyadh-led] coalition of aggression must adhere to their obligations concerning the humanitarian dimension of the [UN-brokered] truce. Thousands of patients are expectantly waiting for the reopening of Sana’a airport, so that they can travel abroad for treatment,” Mashat noted.

Earlier, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, questioned the purpose of the ’s visit to the country, especially as the logical and legitimate demands of the popular Ansarullah movement have not been met yet.

“Have banking services and payroll been resumed, or the pledges made by the about the transfer of patients been fulfilled? What has really been done?” Houthi wrote in a post published on his Twitter page.

‘Saudi Arabia, seeking to exit Yemen quagmire’

Meanwhile, the Yemeni foreign minister in the National Salvation Government says Saudi Arabia and the (UAE) are currently looking for a way out of the Yemen conflict.

Speaking in an exclusive with Iran’s Arabic-language al-Alam television news network, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah reaffirmed that any political solution to the conflict must be indigenously crafted.

“The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council is trying to mislead the world and propagate the notion that Yemeni people cannot arrive at a national consensus,” he said.

The top Yemeni diplomat also dismissed formation of Yemen’s new presidential council as a “wrong and failed attempt”, stating it will not get anywhere as there are too many people involved in the task.

Yemeni Foreign Minister in the National Salvation Government, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, speaks in an exclusive interview with Iran’s Arabic-language al-Alam television news network broadcast on April 12, 2022.

“The Yemeni Supreme Political Council has issued a statement, declaring it does not commit itself to what has been manufactured outside Yemen,” Abdullah said, describing the Riyadh meeting as a fund-raising event for the participating parties.

“Political solutions must be found inside Yemen… Saudi Arabia and the UAE are seeking to exit Yemen quagmire, lay the blame for the worsening hiatus at the Yemenis’ door and plunge the country into a civil war,” the Yemeni foreign minister pointed out.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies and with arms and logistics support from the and several Western states.

The objective was to bring back to power the Hadi regime and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

The war has stopped well short of all of its goals, despite killing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turning the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst .



Source link:presstv

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button