YEMEN Press Agency

President al-Mashat: The Saudi-led aggression must comply to peace, continuing the war will not be in their favor

SANAA, March 25 (YPA) –  President of the Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat has stressed that the phase of the war today is a stage of peace, and that the peace process is supposed to begin.

In 26 March, the Saudi-led invasion and aggression against Yemen will enter its fifth year.

The President’s speech came during an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which was published on Monday.

“With reason, logic and political calculations, we can say that this stage is one of peace,” he said.

The President of the Supreme Political Council added that “the situation makes it imperative for the aggression to obey peace, and makes it clear that to continue the war will not be in its interests at all.”

“We are exercising our natural right to defend our people and our land, and to fight for our freedom, sovereignty, independence, security and stability. Once the attack stops, the defence will stop, ” he added.

The President explained that one of the reasons for the failure of the implementation of the Stockholm agreement is the intransigence of the invaders and their adherence to issues unrelated to this agreement.

President al-Mashat said that those who are pushed into this war are the mercenaries who are deprived of the right make any decision, lack a cause, and cannot enter into a real commitment.

During his interview, President Mehdi Al-Mashat revealed that the UAE believes it is in their interest to keep Saudi Arabia in a state of sustainable depletion.

He stated that the United Nations should put an end to any party trying to depart from the text of agreement, because not doing so would not serve peace and would lead to the failure of the agreement.

The President warned that the silence of the United Nations encouraged the other side to expand its violations and to resume aerial bombardment and gunfire in the presence of its team.

“We agreed to implement the first phase, then the other party retreated and began to stick to topics not provided for in the agreement,” al-Mashat said.

He further noted that the United Nations has failed to oblige the other party to respect its commitments.

“Without our patience and highest degree of restraint exerted by our forces, the other party’s irregularities and breaches would have been sufficient to topple the agreement early.”

“The UN envoy is respected, we appreciate his patience with the other side’s procrastination and the inaction of some international parties, and we hope that we and the other parties can succeed in achieving peace. Because this is what the region needs, not just Yemen,” he added.

“If they are determined to close all the windows of peace, we will use the harshest, most painful, confusing and destabilizing options that we have not used so far,” the President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat concluded.