While Martin Griffiths, the UN envoy to Yemen, continues his meetings in Sana’a, the Saudi-Emergia coalition has resumed bombing Hudaydah province, in violation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Sweden.
“Hudaydah province was bombed 15 times on Wednesday, January 30, by Saudi fighter jets in violation of international decisions,” said Yemeni army and People’s Committee spokesman Colonel Yahya Sarii, who warned against the end of the Swedish agreement and the failure of peace efforts.
The Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, acknowledged the massive bombardment by combat aircraft by stating that the Saudi-Emirati coalition had bombed Yemeni training bases outside Hudaydah 10 times.
Anwar Gargash used the language of threat, saying that the Saudi-EU coalition could use violence to “force the Houthis to remain committed to the Swedish agreement”.
The intensification of the bombardments comes as Griffiths is conducting meetings with representatives of Ansarallah and the national salvation government.
“The other side is not seriously looking for a political solution. It is only trying to block efforts,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the National Salvation Government, Hicham Charaf Abdallah, told the UN envoy.
Mahdi al-Mashat, Chairman of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council, said during his meeting with Griffiths: “We remain committed to the agreement despite its multiple violations by the other side, the latest of which was the targeting of the mine clearance team in Hudaydah. »
Colonel Yahya Sarii said last Wednesday that the intensification of attacks on Hudaydah would defeat the agreement reached in Sweden and international efforts.
The port of Hudaydah is the point of entry for millions of Yemenis living in deplorable conditions.
While 44 days have passed since the ceasefire agreement was concluded in Sweden, none of its provisions have yet been implemented.
This agreement provides for the withdrawal of forces from the port of Hudaydah by both sides and an end to the clashes.
The head of the Supreme Committee of the Yemeni Revolution, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, wrote on his Twitter page warning the leaders of the Saudi coalition countries: “In Hudaydah they have only two options: accept the Swedish agreement or open the gates of hell to the aggressors. »
The fourth round of Yemeni peace talks began on 15 December in Stockholm, Sweden, with representatives of the national salvation government and the resigning government in attendance, under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Ansarallah delegation (Sana’a delegation) is headed by Mohammed Abdessalam and the resigning government delegation (Riyadh delegation) by Khaled al-Yamani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the resigning government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.