Exclusive- Behind the Scenes of Negotiations between Sana’a and Riyadh
The Omani delegation left the capital, Sana’a, on Saturday evening. Despite the news, that spreads hope for a political solution and the end of the war in Yemen, progress is still limited compared to the remaining outstanding issues. According to sources familiar with the content of the negotiations.
According to the sources, Riyadh, despite its assurances to Sana’a, is determined to end the war completely. However, it continues to barter with the humanitarian file and raises the issue of paying salaries and lifting the siege in exchange for a permanent ceasefire, which Sana’a considers unacceptable and a trade-off on national sovereignty, which is the basic rights of citizens.
According to the sources, Sana’a adhered to the condition of separating the humanitarian file from the military file.
The need for the blockade to be lift completely and salaries of employees to be paid. Then, a political dialogue enters to resolve the rest of the war files in light of a chronic calm. The coalition must commit not to re-imposing the blockade or affecting the salaries of employees, regardless of this dialogue outcome.