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Despite Saudi sabotage attempts, Yemeni delegation meets with UN envoy

Despite numerous Saudi attempts to sabotage official talks between Yemen and United Nations mediators, the official UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has met with a Yemeni diplomatic delegation in Muscat on Thursday.

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SANA’A – Mohammed Abdulsalam, had of the official diplomatic delegation of the National Salvation Government of Yemen, has met with official UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Thursday, despite numerous attempts by the Saudi regime to sabotage the meeting.

The meeting took place in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman, a neighpour state of Yemen, has at several occasions since the start of the Saudi invasion played the role of mediator and supporter to a swift end of the hostilities.

The meeting comes less than a week after official negotiations between the National Salvation Government (NSG) of Yemen and the Saudi invaders, which were scheduled to take place in Geneva, were canceled due to the fact that NSG representatives had no safe way to reach Switzerland in order to attend. The Saudi kingdom had made numerous threats towards the Yemeni diplomatic delegation, and refused to give a guarantee of safe passage to the diplomats, in a clear attempt to sabotage the UN-mediated peace negotiations.

However, despite the official bilateral negotiation failing, UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, announced his intention to push on with peace talks. And today, he achieved success when he succeeded in meeting the Yemeni delegation in Muscat.

The meeting reportedly touched on the reasons for the Geneva talks failing, as well as several highly important issues such as the reopening of Sana’a International Airport, the swapping of prisoners of war and the making of necessary arrangements and guarantees for future bilateral negotiations with Saudi Arabia. Martin Griffiths vowed to ensure that UN proposals for these subjects will be made to the Yemeni government in Sana’a in the near future.

The talks also focuses on the worsening humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen, particularly the damage done by the ongoing Saudi invasion and occupation of Yemeni soil.

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Information Minister: UN envoy for Yemen has not contacted us about the new consultations in Sweden

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SANA’A – The international envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has not contacted with the national salvation government about holding a new round of consultations in Sweden, Information Minister Deifallah Al-Shami said on Friday.

“So far, there is no communication about finding a peaceful, just and comprehensive solution at all,” Deifallah Al-Shami told Sputnik in response to a question whether they had received an invitation to participate in the peace consultations in Sweden.

He commented on the UN role in this field, saying: “there is no even a vision or agenda nor clear affairs to hold lasting peace consultations at all.”

There are only calls released as media invitations, he said, adding that UN has not provided any vision or any agenda for dialogue.

“We call on the UN envoy and all parties that sponsor peace to have a serious call for peace because there should be a full and comprehensive dialogue and there should be a clear vision and agenda,” Al-Shami said.

“We are always with peace, we call for peace and we welcome any call for peace from the United Nations and others, but within the framework of a clear vision and a specific agenda,” he added.

He continued: “We are not against dialogue, we call for dialogue, and we believe that issues can only be resolved through dialogue and rapprochement among all parties.”

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Ansaruallah Spokesman: Coalition prepares for new escalation in Hodeidah

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SANA’A – Head of the national negotiating delegation and Spokesman of Ansaruallah, Mohammed Abdulsalam, on Thursday said Saudi-led coalition is preparing for a new escalation round in Hodeidah city.

Abdulsalam considered that the coalition’s declaration of halting military operations is only for misleading to gain further time to prepare for new attacks on the city.

“We see only agreements between the aggression four states, which are the same parties that launch the aggression directly,” said Abdulsalam.

The spokesman confirmed the lack of serious political contacts to seek real solutions or real calm.

“In each round of the aggression rounds on Yemen, the escalation usually begins and decreases or fades without a declaration of truce,” he added.

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Mohammed al-Houthi: Yemen is ready for peace rather than a surrender

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SANA’A – Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi appreciated all the international efforts for peace, stressing that Yemen welcomes and is ready for peace rather than a surrender.

“Yemen is reviewing the remarks made by the British Foreign Secretary and communicating with the UN envoy to Yemen,”  Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said in a thread of tweets on Tuesday, adding that “seriousness is required as the humanitarian situation of the Yemeni people worsens as a result of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition blockade and aggression on Yemen.”

Al-Houthi demanded that a representative of the Yemeni people should be present at the next Security Council meeting, stating that the voice rejecting the occupation and aggression has not yet been heard.

“Mohammed al-Houthi pointed out that the so-called “Yemeni representative” in the Security Council Chamber represents the side of the invaders and mercenaries, not the Yemeni people.”

He stressed that the Yemeni people have the right to explain their vision and that now is the time that the whole world must know who is calling for peace, and who is refusing it”.

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