YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa calls on UNSC to adopt resolution ending aggression, siege

SANAA, Nov. 21 (YPA) – Foreign Ministry in the National Salvation Government on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to adopt a binding resolution to end the aggression and siege imposed on Yemen.

In its memorandum to the Security Council, the ministry reaffirmed the keenness of the political leadership, represented by the Supreme Political Council and the Salvation Government, to achieve a just and honorable peace for the Yemeni people.

“It has been dealt positively with various initiatives aimed at bringing peace, and most recently Hodeidah port initiative, as well as engaging constructively in all negotiations held over the past years,” the ministry said.

The ministry added “the political leadership has made many concessions in order to spare the blood of Yemeni people. However, all this was met with stubborn positions of the aggression coalition countries and their mercenaries, which resulted in aborting all peace endeavors.”

“The aggression and siege have led to the worst humanitarian disaster in the world,” the memorandum said, adding that 75 per cent of the Yemeni people need urgent humanitarian assistance and about 14 million Yemeni become on the brink of starvation.

A child dies every 10 minutes and 80 per cent of Yemenis live below the poverty line. The state employees have not received their salaries since the Central Bank moved to Aden, and the national currency has lost 235 per cent of its value since March 2015.

The ministry emphasized that the time has come for the Security Council to assume its responsibilities towards Yemen, because what is happening in the country threatens international peace and security.