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Al-Saadi to the Security Council: The international silence on the siege of Abdiya is shameful

Yemen confirmed that the Yemeni government and people will continue their efforts to confront the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, restore the state and continue to address economic challenges, and acts of terrorism and sabotage will not deter them from that, most recently the attempt to target the governor of Aden and the Minister of Agriculture last Sunday in the temporary capital, Aden.

Yemen’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saadi, said in the statement of the Republic of Yemen, which he delivered today before the Security Council in its session on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen), that the return of the Prime Minister and a number of members of the government to the interim capital, Aden, is a clear expression of the government’s insistence. To work even in the most difficult circumstances to enhance security and stability and to provide services to the Yemeni people, and an explicit expression of its sincere intention to implement the remaining provisions of the Riyadh Agreement, which constitutes a road map and a guarantee for unifying ranks. that beset everyone.. He called on the Security Council and the human conscience to assume its responsibilities and take urgent measures to lift the Houthi siege on the Abdiya district of Marib governorate, stop terrorist crimes and save the lives of thousands of civilians.

He added: The convening of this session today coincides with the celebrations of our Yemeni people on the glorious anniversary of the revolution of September 26, 1962 and October 14, 1963, and that we are certain that our people who made these two revolutions yesterday are today more capable, more worthy and more determined to make a victory that restores the luster of the two revolutions, protects their gains, and continues their path that stumbled. in achieving the desired goals and ambitions. The return of the dynastic Imamate clerical regime with its Houthi version to our Yemeni reality and the present of our people revealed to the Yemenis and the world the catastrophic danger of these militias, and the threat and danger they pose to the present and future of Yemen and to regional and international security and peace. Those militias that are a tool of the Iranian regime have made the homeland a hostage to Iranian interference, He conveyed the Iranian experience, which our Yemeni people reject, as it is an armed group that believes in the divine right and has imposed itself by force of arms instead of freedom, democracy and the peaceful exchange of power.

Ambassador Al-Saadi reiterated the Yemeni government’s commitment to the option of peace and to ending the war that has only brought suffering to Yemenis and destruction to their capabilities, expressing his hope that the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, will contribute to reaching a just and sustainable peace based on the references for a political solution in Yemen represented in In the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference and the relevant Security Council resolutions, foremost of which is Resolution 2216.. He pointed out that the government has expressed over the past period its positive engagement with peace efforts, and made many concessions to end this conflict, but the Houthi militias refused All the initiatives and proposals aimed at ending the war, and the government’s cooperation and openness were met only by continuing its absurd war and launching ballistic missiles that demolish civilian homes and camps for the displaced, and kidnap with its drones, sniper fire, and forbidden mines the lives of civilians, including women and children.

He went on to say: Last month, we talked about the grave violations committed by these militias against civilians and the displaced, and the members of this esteemed council expressed in their statements their condemnation of these crimes, which represent a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law and a challenge to the international community. What is the fault of the three children, women and civilians who fell victim to the Houthi bombing with ballistic missiles on the Rawda district in Marib? What is the fault of the pregnant woman who lost both her legs while tending her sheep as a result of the explosion of a mine planted by the Houthis in Hodeidah? What is the fault of thousands of civilians and families besieged for weeks, including women, children, cancer patients and kidney failure patients in the Abdiya district in Marib, which is subjected to siege, terrorist attack and genocide against civilians and the displaced, and prevents the entry of food, medicine, baby milk, drinking water, and the planting of mines, and civilians are facing death Starvation, disease and killing, all of this is happening in the shadow of a terrible and shameful international silence, and in the city of Taiz, which has been living under siege and daily indiscriminate sniping by the Houthi militias for 7 years.

He continued: The world witnessed the crime of execution by the Houthi militia of 9 innocent Yemeni citizens, including a minor child, in a brutal and barbaric manner similar to the crimes of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and before that the crime of targeting and destroying the civil port of Mocha and the cowardly targeting with ballistic missiles of the house of the governor of Marib, which is inhabited by innocent women and children, and the repeated targeting of buildings Infrastructure and civilian objects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the latest of which was the targeting of Abha Airport, Khamis Mushait City, and King Abdullah Airport in Jizan by drones. All of this reflects a clear picture of the intentions of these militias and their position on peace, their adherence to the option of war and their insistence on destroying Yemen and killing Yemenis in implementation of Iran’s expansionist agenda in the region. Without realizing that arms and violence will not sow peace, but rather will generate new cycles of conflicts and wars that will reap more victims and revenge, which requires breaking the circle of silence in the face of these crimes and for the international community to assume its responsibilities to put an end to this Houthi arrogance and to stop the preoccupation with bloodshed and destruction. Allowing humanitarian aid to reach, ending the suffering of our Yemeni people, and putting decisive pressure on the people The Houthi coup and its sponsors wish to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions, and that unless this Council exerts the necessary pressure on the Houthis and Iran behind them to submit to peace, the world will not be able to save millions of Yemenis from the effects of the worst human suffering in the world.

Yemen’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Al-Saadi, considered all these crimes and the ongoing violations committed by the Houthi militias against Yemenis as messages to the international community and to this distinguished council, confirming that these militias do not believe in peace and that they can only live in the quagmire of war, destruction and bloodshed…again. Yemen calls on the Security Council to protect civilians in various ways and to avoid the scourge of war and direct targeting with ballistic missiles and heavy weapons, and to condemn the violations committed by these militias of international humanitarian law, human rights law and all humanitarian norms.

He also said: We listened a lot in this council about the extent of suffering Yemenis are experiencing today, and the effects that may result if the Houthis do not stop their war and accept the ceasefire as the most important step to alleviate human suffering, and here I find it an opportunity to praise the role played by the United Nations and relief and humanitarian workers In Yemen, we call on them to raise the level of partnership with the Yemeni government to reach our common goal of alleviating human suffering, and to renew the call for the international community to raise the level of funding for the humanitarian response plan and to provide direct support through the Yemeni government to provide services and face economic and development challenges. We also call on the international community and international financial institutions to support the efforts of The government to achieve stability and economic recovery, including through the disbursement of humanitarian aid funds through the Central Bank, a measure that does not require allocating more funding, and will directly enhance the value of the Yemeni riyal and support the purchasing power of citizens, thus alleviating the amount of human suffering that leads millions of Yemenis towards the risk of starvation.

Al-Saadi concluded the statement by saying: We talked a lot about the Safer oil tanker and warned of an oil leak or the tanker’s explosion, and this council held two special sessions, the last of which was last July 3, but unfortunately the Houthis did not change their method of using the tanker Safer as a card to blackmail the international community. The Yemeni government is ready to contribute to any effort that would spare Yemen, the countries of the region and the world the danger posed by the tanker, but we warn against falling into the Houthi trap by proposing new solutions that would enable the militias to delay and blackmail for more years, and therefore we call on this distinguished council to take decisive practical steps to exercise Pressure the Houthi militias to stop their procrastination and allow the United Nations technical team to reach the tanker to carry out the necessary assessment and repairs without delay.


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