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Tawakkol Karman proposes peace initiative for Yemen

August 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman has proposed a peace initiative for Yemen based on giving power to the transitional government and guaranteeing political partnerships with anyone who is not involve in bloodshed, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

“Based on my civil position and due to the deteriorating situation in my country, I launch this initiative to make peace in Yemen,” she said.

“This initiative coincides with calls by all parties to keep civilians away from the consequences of the conflict.”

“We had a peaceful revolution, ousted a dictator, started a transitional stage that included a national dialogue, produced a final document that led to having a draft Constitution and conducted several elections,” she said, “but the coup happened and the militias forcefully dominated the country.”

“The coup caused much havoc, ousted the states, destroyed the social fabric and completely undermined judiciary. Military coups are always bad.”