Last week, Yemen’s Houthi rebels wrote to the U.N. secretary-general to affirm their commitment to both the seven-point peace plan brokered by the United Nations in Oman, and to relevant Security Council resolutions. Also last week, the General People’s Congress (GPC), the party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, accepted the peace plan and resolutions in an emailed statement.
Key international players should not allow the Syrian crisis and Russia’s military intervention to deviate the focus away from the possible settlement of the Yemen conflict.Manuel Almeida
Do these developments indicate that a political solution to the conflict is any closer than it was a few months ago? Not if previous talks and meetings between Yemeni warring parties as well as U.N.-led negotiations are anything to go by.