Yemen welcomes just adopted UN Security Council resolution no. 2451
Yemen welcomed on Friday the United Nation Security Council resolution no. 2451 that had just been adopted to push the country’s government and Houthi rebels toward reaching a comprehensive political solution to the ears long conflict.
The resolution emphasizes the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement regarding the Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah and lifting of the blockade they impose on Taiz city and the exchange of prisoners with the government. It also emphasizes the arrival of the government and Houthis at a settlement based on the three agreed upon terms of reference for peace in Yemen; the GCC Initiative, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and the UN Security Council’s previous resolutions regarding Yemen mainly resolution no. 2216 (2015).
In a statement shortly following the adoption of resolution 245, the Yemeni government said: “Since the beginning of the conflict until the Stockholm Agreement, a lot of proposals, as per President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government, have been brought forth to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people …but the stubbornness of the Houthi delegation prevented them.”
“The international community had better condemn this stubbornness,” read the statement.
The statement reiterated the government’s commitment to the Stockholm Agreement of 13 December 2018 and called on the international community to monitor the Houthi violations of it.
The government said it is fully ready to continue to engage in the political consultations called for by the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffithsas soon as all the provisions of the Stockholm Agreement have been implemented.
The government, however, sees no use of any new round of talks “until the Houthi militia have first withdrawn from Hodeidah city and its ports, and the return of the government authorities to the city has been guaranteed.”