Jan 29, 2019, 11:26 AM
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Saudis not seeking truce: Yemen

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA – The Saudi-led coalition forces are not after cease-fire, said the president of Supreme Political Council of Yemen on Tuesday, reported a Yemeni news media.

The decision to stop the war is not up to the Saudi allies; it is up to Saudi Arabia, said Mahdi al-Mashat in a meeting with Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy to Yemen, according to Almasirah.

Taking the ongoing attacks and siege into consideration, the process of Sweden Agreement and the humanitarian conditions of the country were also discussed in the meeting.

Yahya Ali al-Ra'ee, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Yemen also attended the meeting.

Calling the UN envoy's move about the Sweden Agreement 'important', Al-mashat asked Griffiths to visit the hospitals in Yemen to get acquainted with the health conditions.

Griffiths said that he will try to persuade the other party to be loyal to the peace pact.

The Sweden Agreement was signed recently under the observation of the United Nations.

The ceasefire that started on December 18, 2018, has been repeatedly violated by the Saudi-led coalition forces, Yemeni authorities have said.

On March 26, 2017, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the richest Arab counties, attacked Yemen, the poorest Arab nation, to follow their excessive demands at the pretext of re-empowering the resigned Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The war has had no results but death of more than 16,000 Yemeni people, including numerous women and children, and starvation and famine for millions of Yemenis.

The UN has described the situation in Yemen as 'the world’s largest humanitarian crisis'.


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