The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah announced a new peace initiative to end the Yemen war.
“The Saudi initiative provides for a ceasefire across the country under the supervision of the United Nations,” Bin Farhan said during a press conference.
He added that “the Saudi Arabia-led coalition will facilitate the blockade of the port of Hodeidah, tax revenue from the port will go to a joint bank account with the central bank” and “the reopening of Sanaa airport by a specified number of times will enable direct regional and international goals. “
The minister noted that “the Saudi initiative includes resuming political talks to end the Yemen crisis” and stressed that “the ceasefire will begin as soon as the Houthis approve the initiative”.
We only saw hostilities from Iran
The Saudi Foreign Minister said in the press conference that Saudi Arabia saw nothing from Iran other than hostility and support for the attacks on the kingdom, indicating that Tehran’s arming of militias and destabilizing countries does not require rapprochement.
The minister said Saudi Arabia expects Washington and the international community to support the initiative to end the crisis in Yemen and urged the Houthis to put Yemen’s interest before Iranians’ interests first or the interests of Iran, considering that the ceasefire will help us to discuss a solution. The political in Yemen.
The text of the initiative
Continuing Saudi Arabia’s concern for the security and stability of Yemen and the region, providing serious and practical support for peace and ending the Yemeni crisis, increasing the human suffering of the fraternal Yemeni people and reaffirming its support for political efforts to find a comprehensive political solution between the Yemeni parties in the consultations in Peel, Geneva, Kuwait and Stockholm. The Yemeni Crisis and Achievement of a Comprehensive Political Solution “which includes a comprehensive ceasefire under United Nations supervision, taxes and customs revenues for oil derivative vessels from the port of Hodeidah in the joint account with the Central Bank of Yemen in Hodeidah under the Stockholm Agreement on Hodeidah and the opening of Sanaa International Airport for a range of flights, regional and international guidelines and commencement of consultations between Yemeni parties under the auspices of the United Nations based on references to UN Security Council Resolution 2216, the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism and the results of the comprehensive Yemeni national dialogue to find a political solution to the Yemen crisis.
This initiative comes under the auspices of the ongoing support of the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths and the U.S. Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking, the positive role of the Sultanate of Oman and efforts to achieve a political solution to the crisis the United Nations.
The Kingdom urges the Yemeni government and the Houthis to accept the initiative that will allow the Houthis to instill the spirit to stop the Yemeni bloodshed, to address the humanitarian and economic conditions afflicting the fraternal Yemeni people and that they are partners in achieving peace and that the interests of the honorable Yemeni people and their right to sovereignty and independence of their country take precedence over the ambitions of the Iranian regime in Yemen and the region. And to declare their consent to the initiative to be implemented under the supervision and control of the United Nations.
The kingdom also reaffirms its absolute right to protect its country, its citizens and its residents from the systematic attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia against civilian objects and vital facilities that affect not only the kingdom’s national capabilities but also to the core of the kingdom are aimed at global economy and its supply as well as global energy security and corridors. The Kingdom also reiterates its total opposition to Iranian interference in the region and in Yemen as the main reason for prolonging the Yemeni crisis by supporting the Houthi militia is the smuggling of missiles and weapons, their development and deployment of experts as well their violation of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
The Kingdom also reaffirms the continuation of its support and the coalition countries’ support for the Yemeni people and their legitimate government and that it remains committed to its humanitarian role in alleviating the suffering of the fraternal Yemeni people and to support all peace, security and stability efforts in Yemen and on a new stage for the development and livelihood improvement of the Yemeni people.