Yemen’s stability linked to 3 peace references, says human rights minister
Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Askar said Yemen’s sought-after stability is “linked to implementing the three terms of reference for peace first.
Addressing a human rights conference in Cairo on Sunday, Askar was referring to the GCC Agreement of 2011, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference of 2014 and the UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015).
“For four years, Yemen has been facing challenges that impact the pan-Arab security,” he said. “Despite the humanitarian and economic crises it is enduring, Yemen, by all its stakeholders, is facing the most dangerous rebel guerilla that had seized the state weapons making use of their infiltrators in the army with a military planning and support from Iran.”
He cited the Houthi recruitment of young generations to the battlefield, detonation of houses, and killings and mutilations of opponents as signs of the Houthi criminality.
The minister warned that abandoning Yemen “will have serious consequences on the regional and international shipping.” He especially warned of the Houthi amassing of thousands of children in a compulsory way to sectarian radicalization camps before deploying them to pursue death in the name of martyrdom.