UN envoy Ould Cheikh to propose new Yemen peace plan

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Yemeni political sources have confirmed that UN special envoy Ismaiel Ould Cheikh is set re-open peace talks on Yemen by proposing a new peace plan.

According to the sources, the plan involves four main quintessential points as follows:

1- Yemeni President Abd Rabouh Mansour Hadi to remain in power during a transitional period.
2- Abolishing the position of vice president that is currently held by General Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar.
3- The formation of a national unity government.
4- Houthi militia to hand weapons to army battalions, with the latter to relocate in Sanaa.

Ould Cheikh will present his plan to all negotiating parties during his current tour in the region, as the plan is considered to be a road plan for executing the United Nation’s resolution 2216.

During his current visit, Ould Cheikh will be meeting with Yemeni President Hadi, in addition to a number of Saudi officials in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Hadi has previously rejected a proposed plan by Ould Cheikh on the basis that it violated the security council’s resolution, as well as the Gulf countries’ initiative to resolve the Yemeni conflict.

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