Diplomatic Movement to Revive Truce Amid Fears of Situation’s Explosion
International and regional parties intensified their diplomatic activity in an attempt to rescue the truce. This comes amid mounting fears of an exploding the situation with the imminent expiration to the new deadline for Sana’a.
The international envoy to Yemen, Hans Grodenberg, held a meeting with the European Union delegation, the mission said in a statement that the meeting in which the European Union Working Group participated hosted by Amman, Jordan. Dedicated to discussing efforts to extend the armistice in Yemen as part of international movement and pressure to extend the armistice.
The British Ambassador to Yemen, Richard Oppenheim, renewed his call to proceed with the procedures for extending the armistice.
The Western movement in Yemen file coincides with news of new progress in the armistice negotiations.
Emirati media quoted an official in Aden government, who was not named, as saying that the negotiations sponsored by regional and international parties and taking place in the Sultanate of Oman have achieved a progress regarding the salaries of military and security retirees, where the parties to the regional war agreed to include them on the civilian payroll. While the fate of the military and security personnel is still unknown.
The source pointed out that the government of Maeen stipulated the call for donors to finance the disbursement of retirees’ salaries at the time, it refuses to allocate oil revenues in favor of this item.
For his part, the Dutch ambassador to Yemen revealed his country’s arrangement to host a new international forum on Yemen; the forum is expected to kick off next June.
In this context, Sana’a renewed its demands to abolish Article VII, which imposes guardianship on Yemen, the Deputy Foreign Minister in Sana’a government, Hussein Al-Ezzi, called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to repeal Resolution 2216, which he considered an obstacle to the peace process in Yemen. He pointed out that the decision reflects the inability of the United Nations to conduct Yemeni negotiations.
The resolution imposes sanctions on Yemeni leaders, specifically in Anssarallah movement, which represents the most prominent party in the equation.
Sana’a’s demands come in parallel with international pressures and its region to proceed in a comprehensive peace process that has not yet achieved its most basic elements.
These developments come on the eve of rising fears of a return to the military track with the approach of a deadline granted by Sana’a to the regional and international parties to implement the entitlements to extend the truce, and it expires within days.
Yemeni journalist loyal to the coalition, Mona Safoun, believes that the indicators confirm that the situation is heading towards a military escalation, it is expected that the missiles of what she described as “Houthis” will return to the fore. In reference to the air attacks that targeted strategic targets in Saudi Arabia and UAE.