YEMEN Press Agency

UN Plan Proposes End to Saudi Airstrikes

SANAA, June 9 (YPA) – The United Nations has reportedly drawn up peace proposal aimed at deescalating and ultimately ending the Saudi war on Yemen, in a proposed agreement, drafted by UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths.


the agreement  called on Yemen’s Ansarullah movement to renounce its ballistic missiles in exchange for an end to the US-Saudi aerial bombing campaign, Reuters reported Thursday, citing its sources and a draft document.


The proposed agreement said “Heavy and medium weapons including ballistic missiles shall be handed over by non-state military actors in an orderly and planned fashion.”


The agrement also cites plans to create a transitional government, in which “political components shall be adequately represented.”

A source familiar with the plan said, “The intention is to link security and political aspects starting with a cessation of fighting … then to move toward a withdrawal of forces and the formation of a national unity government.”


An Ansarullah official welcomed the UN plan, calling the ceasefire the first building block in the political process, “our optimism will be determined by how serious the other parties are of the UN role.”


The UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, signaled Abu Dhabi’s desire to support Griffiths’ efforts but a spokesman for the so-called Saudi coalition declined to comment on the draft document, which he said he had not seen.


Saudi Arabia and its allies launched war on Yemen which had has left 600,000 Yemeni civilians dead and injured since 2015. The war and blockade have caused famine across Yemen. The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of urgent food aid.