Statement by the national delegation regarding the temporary truce
SANA'A, 01 Oct. 2022 (Saba) - The national delegation issued a statement regarding the temporary truce, the text of which reads as follows:
"With the armistice understandings reaching a dead end, and with a sense of our responsibility before God and our Yemeni people, and in our desire to put our Yemeni people in a picture of what happened, and the efforts we have made to exploit the armistice as an opportunity to progress in addressing the humanitarian situation, ending the siege, and establishing a ceasefire throughout Yemen, and in a way that prepares the atmosphere for entry into a stage of lasting and comprehensive peace. We would like to clarify the following:
- Since the beginning of the humanitarian and military truce that was agreed upon with the United Nations, despite the similar delays in opening Sana'a airport and the failure to meet the destination to Egypt until this moment, deliberate delays of ships for long periods with the intention of increasing costs, imposing arbitrary restrictions and measures, and the blackmail that oil derivatives traders are exposed to.
As well as the continuation of the spy planes flying and bombing, but we were keen not to miss any opportunity that could lead us towards peace, and we exercised restraint towards the violations to give more time to the deliberations and the international efforts, the efforts of some of our brothers, and legal, for the reason, we accepted the first and second extensions in the hope that there will be the slightest sense of responsibility or understanding on the part of the aggression countries and their mercenaries towards the issues of the Yemeni citizen who has suffered the scourge of eight years of aggression and siege, and in the forefront is the payment of employee salaries and pensions of retirees throughout Yemen.
In addition to ending arbitrary procedures and restrictions imposed on oil derivatives ships, allowing entry of commercial ships for goods, merchandise, and medical and pharmaceutical supplies, expanding travel destinations, addressing the file of prisoners and detainees, opening roads in Taiz and all Yemeni provinces and other issues.
- During the six months of the truce, we did not see any seriousness to address the humanitarian file as an urgent and urgent priority. Unfortunately, it became clear that the aggression countries, after they had exhausted all their cards, had no choice but to target the livelihood of the Yemeni people as the easiest way to bring the people to their knees and use it as a military tactic and a war tool to pressure them.
Its bet on the economic card and the continuation of the siege became a clear bet after all its other aggressive bets had failed, and it became clear that its desire is not peace as much as it is to keep the countries of aggression away from the repercussions of the war and direct targeting and besieging them inside Yemen, transferring the war to the economic field, continuing its siege, and imposing unjust restrictions on the Yemeni people to prevent access to their legal and humanitarian entitlements.
- We did not demand any special demands or entitlements outside the rights guaranteed to the Yemeni citizen humanely and legally, equality between Yemeni civil, military and retired employees in the disbursement of salaries without discrimination between one province and another, and the right of employees to receive their salaries in any governorate in Yemen, and it is from the sovereign revenues, foremost of which is crude oil and gas, as the main resource on which the salary bill depends, even before the aggressive war in 2015 AD, in which there is limitless tampering and is subjected to continuous looting by the countries of aggression.
With regard to opening roads in Taiz and other Yemeni provinces as stipulated in the armistice agreement, we formed a committee in the first period of the armistice. From the beginning, the other party refused to discuss opening roads in all Yemeni provinces and limiting them only to Taiz.
Although this contradicts the text of the armistice agreement, we continued the discussion and presented three proposals in Taiz as a first stage that would facilitate the traffic of tankers and vehicles to a large extent:
1 -Al-Shareja Road - Karsh - Al Rahda - Al-Zaila'i Road
2- Al-Zaylai Junction Road - Al-Sarmin - to Salh and the city of Taiz
3- Sixty-fifty road from Air Defense to Taiz city.
When they refused to accept these methods, we opened them on one side, but the other side refused and targeted the committee and shot it directly.
A military committee was also formed and participated in a number of meetings to establish the cease-fire despite the violations, most notably the aerial bombardment by war and spy planes, the continuous flying of spy planes and targeting of citizens, which led to dozens of martyrs, especially in some areas bordering with Saudi Arabia.
The National Committee of Prisoners and Detainees also participated in extensive meetings with the United Nations, according to a previous agreement stipulating the release of agreed numbers.
However, we were surprised that their focus only on the release of the Saudi prisoners and some leaders, without caring about the rest of the prisoners, in clear violation of what was signed in the agreement.
In conclusion, we affirm the right of our Yemeni people to defend themselves and their rights and to confront aggression and siege, and we hold the countries of aggression responsible for reaching understandings to a dead end as a result of their intransigence and disavowal measures that have no aim other than to alleviate the human suffering of our dear Yemeni people.
resource : SABA
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