UN Envoy to Yemen Accuses Houthi- Saleh Militants of Killing and Injuring Dozens of Civilians
SeptemberNet- the UN envoy to Yemen,
Isma’il Ould Sheikh Ahmed, accused the militias of Houthi-Saleh of
killing and wounding dozens of civilians as they targeted cities and
This comes as the UN Security Council strongly condemned the
assassination attempt on Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the international
envoy to Yemen during his visit to Sana’a last week.
The UN envoy said in a briefing at a UN Security Council session on
Tuesday that the bombing of the Houthis-Saleh for civilian areas had
led to dozens of casualties.
Ould Cheikh accused the coupers of suppressing media workers,
activists and civil society. Pointing out that “a court belonging to
the Houthis and Saleh sentenced to death a Yemeni journalist.”
Furthermore, the militia kidnapped more than 16 journalists earlier
At a time when the Arab coalition was preparing for the battle of the
reconstruction of Hodeidah revealed the UN envoy in his briefing to
the Security Council for his leadership of efforts, prevented the
start of the military operation on Hodeidah.
The Security Council meets regularly to hear the latest developments
in the situation in Yemen and the progress achieved by the UN envoy to
implement the Security Council resolutions, most notably resolution
Resolution 2216 forbids the Huthis-Saleh and all the parties acting in
their favor to import weapons of all kinds, and demands that
neighboring countries inspect shipments to Yemen in the event of
suspected weapons and confiscate any shipment of weapons.
The resolution called on the Huthis- Saleh to stop resorting to
violence and withdraw their forces from all areas they had controlled,
including the capital, Sanaa.
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi movement and Ahmed Ali
Abdullah Saleh, the son of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, were
blacklisted as being involved in actions that threaten peace, security
and stability in Yemen.
The Huthis and Saleh’s intransigence failed to achieve any progress in
the peace negotiations led by the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould
Cheikh, despite his success in negotiating rounds, the most recent of
which was Kuwait’s 100-day commission.
The UN envoy announced earlier this month the new efforts led to
conduct a new round of negotiations, but the assassination attempt on
him during his arrival in Sana’a by elements of the Houthis prevented
the success of his mission.
However, in his latest briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, Al
Sheikh stressed that his convoy could not tolerated anymore.