Yemen’s ousted Saleh voices anger at peace efforts

Saleh said he rejects the Gulf initiative, the outcome of the national dialogue, the proposed federal system and UN Security Council Resolution 2216. (File photo: AP)

Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh responded to UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's preparations for a draft resolution on the conflict by making statements that reject the agreement’s basic points.

Saleh said he rejects the Gulf initiative, the outcome of national dialogue, the proposed federal system and UN Security Council Resolution 2216 which are the basic references for any settlement to the Yemeni crisis.

He added that he rejects these references because they serve what he described as “foreign agendas that are no longer acceptable.”

Meanwhile, sources familiar to the matter said the international envoy will this week resume efforts to prepare for a new round of talks.

The sources said that it's likely for Ould Cheikh to hand the Yemeni government the amended roadmap and specify the date when committees that monitor the ceasefire return to South Dhahran to supervise an upcoming truce.

The roadmap which Ould Cheikh had proposed was met by criticism by the Yemeni government as it claimed it abandoned the basic requirements for a solution and legitimized the Houthi coup.
 

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