Yemen... The popular and international movement to demand the opening of roads has escalated
The popular movement in Yemen continued, demanding the opening of crossings and roads and the implementation of all provisions of the UN armistice, while the militias placed more obstacles and conditions in front of the continuation of the truce, which prompted the Yemeni government to demand the international community to pressure the Houthis to open roads and crossings.
Hundreds of Taiz residents carried out more vigils demanding the opening of the governorate's crossings from all sides, especially the road linking Al-Hawban and the city center, in implementation of the terms of the UN truce, while the terrorist Houthi militia set a new condition for the implementation of the road and crossings clause.
The Houthi leader, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, said in a tweet, that his group is ready to implement the crossings clause, provided that all Yemeni army camps are removed from the seam areas at the entrances to cities and governorates, while the militias set many conditions in front of implementing the opening of roads described as impossible, and one of the most important obstacles and obstacles that Stand in front of the continuation of the armistice.
Yemenis called for opening roads and crossings in Taiz, the "Haradh" land port linking Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and the Sana'a-Ma'rib road.
For his part, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak confirmed that the Houthi militias have so far been procrastinating in implementing their truce obligations, especially those related to lifting the siege on the city of Taiz, facilitating the movement of civilians and alleviating the humanitarian crisis in the besieged governorate for more than seven years. .
This came during his meeting with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken, where bin Mubarak called on the United States and the international community to do their duty towards the besieged civilians in the city of Taiz and to pressure the Houthi militias to open the city's crossings.
Bin Mubarak stressed the importance of benefiting and building on what has been achieved and working not to thwart the truce, warning that this would lead to a return to the square of conflict once again, for which the Houthi militias will bear the responsibility.
For his part, the US Secretary of State affirmed his country's commitment to work with the United Nations and the international community to end the war and bring peace to Yemen, and work to alleviate human suffering on all Yemenis, reiterating his country's position in support of the Presidential Leadership Council and the security, unity and stability of Yemen.
For his part, the envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, "Hans Grundberg", said that Yemen cannot afford to return to the military escalation and political stalemate that prevailed before the humanitarian truce was announced in early April.
And he stated during his participation in a press conference held by the spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, after the closed Security Council session on Yemen, yesterday, Tuesday, stressing the continuation of work with the parties and dialogue with them to overcome the existing challenges and ensure the extension of the armistice scheduled to expire after two weeks.
For its part, the militias repudiated the implementation of the terms of the armistice related to the opening of roads and crossings. The official spokesman for the militias and head of its negotiating delegation, Muhammad Abd al-Salam, said in a tweet on Twitter, “The terms of the armistice are clear and unambiguous. Sanaa Airport for two flights per week and to two destinations, Jordan and Egypt.
He added: "Whoever makes up any other conditions is the one who obstructs the implementation of the truce, and it is assumed that it is humane to deal with it without any politicization."
On the other hand, the Yemeni army announced that it had repelled new Houthi attacks on its positions in Marib, Shabwa, southern Hodeidah and western Taiz.
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