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Yemen to UN: ‘The road map is a dangerous step’

The Yemeni mission said the plan would legitimize the rebel-led coup against against Yemen's recognized goverment

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The Yemeni mission to the United Nations refused on Tuesday the road map proposed by the special envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed, aimed at ending the war. The mission stated that his plan would be set a “dangerous international precedent” as it would legitimize the rebel-led coup against the internationally recognized government of Yemen.

The Yemeni mission addressed a letter to the UN Security Council, describing the plan as an incitement to legitimize the rebellion and the rebels’ agenda.

The letter included a list of the steps required before any political solution could be reached, including the abstention from involving the ousted Saleh and leader of Houthi militias, Abdulmalik al-Houthi in Yemen’s political arena. It also stipulated that they both needed to leave the country with their families to any country they choose for at least 10 years.

The Yemeni president met the UN envoy earlier this month in Aden. The Yemeni government also gave its response to the UN plan through a number of demands, which were:

- Saleh and Abdulmalik al-Houthi end their political work

- Sending Saleh and Houthi into exile for at least 10 years

- Implementing international sanctions against them

- Cancellation of declarations and resolutions resulting from the coup

- Disarmament of the Houthi militias, turning them into a political party

- Holding accountable those who were involved in the coup

- Application of transitional justice law

- Pay damages for victims

- Release detainees

This article is also available on Al Arabiya.net

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