Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Saudi to Halt Aggression on Yemen in Few Hours

 Local Editor

AggressionAl-Youm Al-Sabea Egyptian Newspaper reported via its website that a ceasefire in Yemen will be announced in few hours, noting that Saudi Arabia will issue a statement in this regard.

The paper added that the ceasefire announcement prepares for the talks which is expected to start soon in preparation for a political solution in Yemen.

Al-Youm Al-Sabea revealed that the Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri visited Saudi yesterday and informed the officials in Riyadh about a certain proposal to end the Yemeni crisis.

The reports noted that the talks, which may be held in wither Oman or Djibouti, will include all the parties of the crisis.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia launched an aggression on Yemen under the pretext of reinstalling the fugitive president Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi, claiming thousands of martyrs and wounded.

The Saudi aggression, which also employs Qaeda terrorists, was faced by the Yemeni army and Ansarullah movement.

Source: Newspapers
21-04-2015 - 16:54 Last updated 21-04-2015 - 16:54

Iran Optimistic about Imminent Halt in Saudi Strikes on Yemen 

 Local Editor

AbdollahianIran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian voiced optimism that the Saudi-led military strikes against Yemen would stop in coming hours.

"Following the efforts made, we are optimistic that the military strikes against Yemen come to a halt in coming hours," Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday.

"We are optimistic that we will witness different Yemeni groups gather around the negotiating table in the next few hours and endeavor to strengthen the political process in the country," he added.

His remarks came after Iran sent a 4-step Yemen peace initiative to the UN chief last week.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and demanded adoption of the necessary moves by the world body to put an immediate end to the bloodshed, describing the conditions on the ground in Yemen as "alarming".

"The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that all efforts, particularly those by the United Nations, should be guided, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and fundamental principles of international humanitarian law, by the following objectives: 1. Ceasefire and an immediate end to all foreign military attacks; 2. Unimpeded urgent humanitarian and medical assistance to the people of Yemen; 3. Resumption of Yemeni-lead and Yemeni-owned national dialogue, with the participation of the representatives of all political parties and social groups; 4. Establishment of an inclusive national unity government," Zarif said in his letter.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 27 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 2,795 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

Source: Agencies
21-04-2015 - 14:24 Last updated 21-04-2015 - 14:24 

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