Prince Khalid: Stockholm Agreement between Yemeni parties being violated

Prince Khaled bin Salman addressing the Saudi-US partnership gala event in Washington DC on March 22, 2018. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, has said that the Stockholm Agreement between Yemeni parties is being violated repeatedly by the Houthis.

In a series of tweets posted late Wednesday evening, he said that the international community must take necessary action to ensure its full implementation.

“The agreement is an important first step for sustainable peace and offers hope for millions of Yemenis,” Prince Khalid said.

He said that the Coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni government has been committed to implementing the agreement.

“It takes two sides to make it work, so far, the Iran backed Houthi militia seems determined to uphold the misery and suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people,” said Prince Khalid.

According to him not only did the Houthis refuse to implement the Stockholm agreement, which they signed to, but they also went beyond that and continued their armed assault including drone attacks, the shelling of residential neighborhoods & launching a ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia.

“The Iran backed militia displayed its contempt for peace by attempting to target a UN convoy, this is a reminder that we are dealing with a lawless militia that does not care about peace or the fate of millions of Yemenis,” he said in the tweets.

UN monitor

Prince Khalid said that it is crucial that the United Nations name the party that failed to uphold basic confidence building measures leading up to the Stockholm agreement, and clearly identify who is responsible for the attack on the armored vehicle that was carrying chief UN monitor Patrick Cammaert.

“The Houthis must face increasing international pressure for reneging on their commitments. @OSE_Yemen has worked very hard to reach the Stockholm Agreement, and it must be enforced as it represents the only path forward for a political resolution to the Yemeni crisis,” said his tweet.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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