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Griffiths: There is a unique opportunity to reach sustainable peace in Yemen

The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, stressed, Thursday evening, that there is “a unique opportunity in the presence of international momentum in support of a political settlement of the conflict to reach a sustainable peace in Yemen that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people.”

In a statement issued at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Griffiths warned of the increase in the pace of military hostilities, in reference to the Houthi militia escalation of their attacks on Marib and their repeated targeting of residential neighborhoods, as well as the targeting of the Kingdom.

The UN envoy stressed the need for “all this to stop.”

And he stressed that he will continue “to work with renewed determination with the parties and regional and international actors to end hostilities and lift the burden of human suffering and reach an end.” A peaceful settlement to end the conflict in Yemen. ”

According to the statement, the UN envoy met in Riyadh with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Salman, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak and the United States’ Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking, as well as a number of other officials.

He explained that A. For meetings that discussed “the latest developments, including hostilities targeting Marib, and the prospects for resuming an inclusive political process.”

He also discussed the issue of acute fuel shortages in areas under (Houthi) control, and stressed the need to take immediate measures In order to prevent the further deterioration of the humanitarian and economic situation, according to the statement.

The Yemeni government doubts the seriousness of the Houthi militia in reaching a political solution, and accuses Iran of being behind undermining the peace process.

He emphasized Yemeni Prime Minister Moein Abdul-Malik, that the racist Houthi group corresponds to “every peace gesture with more terrorism and crosses the red lines.”

He said in a tweet on his Twitter page yesterday evening, that “the bombing of Abha civil airport did A terrorist who not only targets the Kingdom, but also challenges the international community’s attempts to ignore the terrorist reality of the Houthis. ”

He added,“ We ​​will be with Saudi Arabia in protecting its security, as we always stand by Yemen and its people. ”

The Prime Minister of Yemen also affirmed that Iran’s sabotage project in his country “undermines all calls for peace and persists in its terror,” calling on the United Nations and the international community to heed the practices The Houthi terrorist escalation with all the calls and movements for peace, and their brutal and criminal acts by targeting residential neighborhoods in Marib and Al-Jawf with ballistic missiles and drones, and the practice of abuse and extermination against the Yemeni people, referring to the repeated targeting of Saudi lands, the last of which is Abha International Airport, which resulted in On the exposure of a civilian aircraft on the airport grounds to a fire, and endangering the lives of thousands of civilian travelers of various nationalities.

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