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Yemen ambassador to Washington denounces UN peace plan

December 10, 2016 at 6:30 am

The UN envoy to Yemen’s peace deal has yet again been criticised by the Yemeni government. Yemen’s ambassador to Washington has criticised the roadmap saying it “contains several details that were not approved”.

In an interview with Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, Ahmad Awad Bin Mubarak said: “We believe that there are many details that have been overlooked in the current peace roadmap.”

He also criticised it on the account that it will “generate more crises and further conflicts”.

“There is no use to hold new negotiations without the unconditional commitment to the outcome of national dialogue, the GCC Initiative and above all the UN Security Council Resolution 2216,” Bin Mubarak asserted.

The UN Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed devised a peace plan that consists of disarming all armed factions in Yemen. Subsequently a unity government would be formed, giving a third of power to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis and the Hadi government.

Yemen has been locked in a bitter battle between Houthi rebels allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh against government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with local tribes and resistance forces backed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition.