G10 blames Houthi for security situation deterioration in Sana’a
SANA’A, Sep. 13 (Alsharaiah) –
The Group of Ten Ambassadors expressed on Saturday grave concern over Ansar Allah’s [Houthis] public actions which have led to instability.
“The Group of Ten Ambassadors notes with grave concern the rising threat to the security of Yemen posed by actions of groups and individuals who oppose full and timely implementation of the political transition in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, as well as the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, and as called for in UN Security Council Resolutions,” a joint statement read.
The Ambassadors urged Ansar Allah to negotiate in good faith with the Yemeni government to resolve political grievances and differences and to fully implement all agreements entered in to with the government.
They also condemned Ansar Allah’s public statements, “which essentially mean threats to overthrow the Yemeni government” and blamed the group for the deterioration of the security situation in Sana’a, “for not fully withdrawing from Amran, and from engaging in armed clashes in al-Jawf as provided in the UNSC Statements of 11/07/2014 and 29/08/2014.”
Moreover, the Group condemned other actors, who are seeking to exploit the current instability to advance narrow political agendas.
“The Group also underscores it is looking carefully at suggestions that elements from other domestic political forces encourage such deterioration or are fueling instability to advance personal goals at the expense of the Yemeni people,” and cautioned against any attempts from outside of Yemen to support actions leading to public disorder.
“Such attempts cannot be regarded as friendly to Yemen or supportive of the political transition.”
The Group reaffirmed its abiding commitment to the peaceful transition process as outlined in the GCC Initiative and called on all parties to abide by the founding principles of the Initiative aimed at ensuring the security, stability, and unity of Yemen.
The Yemeni people and economy are the primary victims of the conditions of insecurity and instability, the group said, stressing that the government’s efforts to undertake meaningful economic reform must be supported by all parties in order to achieve the improved living conditions, job creation, and lasting prosperity that the Yemeni people deserve.