UN Envoy: Saleh's immunity contradicts UN's resolutions
Alsahwah.net-The UN Envoy to Yemen
Jamal Benomar has said that immunity given to the former president Ali Abdullah
Saleh by Yemen's parliament contradicts the UN resolutions 2014 and 2015.
In an interview with Sky
News on Tuesday, Benomar said the international law does not allow to give
immunity, affirming that some Yemeni political sides seek to impede transfer of
power under the GGG-crafted power transfer deal.
He said that success of
the national dialogue conference to be held in the up-coming November will be a
historical event for the power transfer in Yemen.
He affirmed that the
political process achieved successes, pointing out that there are big challenges
such as attacks against oil and gas pipelines, electricity lines and other
He presided decrees
taken by President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi to replace commanders of the security
and military services, singling out that all the people of Yemen know those who
attempt to impede the political settlement.
Benomar, who arrived in
Sana'a on Thursda, held meetings withdifferent Yemeni political sides includingPresident Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi on Thursday.
The UN Security Council
had threatened with imposing sanctions against any political sides who try to
impede the settlement.
Benomar made clear that
non-military sanctions under chapter VII resolution of the UN Security Council
will be imposed against any officials who attempt to hinder the political
The threats of the UN
envoy were raised after soldiers of the Republican Guard led by son of the
former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ahmed, rebelled against decisions issued
by president Hadi last week.
Chapter VII of the UN
charter allows for punitive measures against regimes considered a threat to
world peace, including economic sanctions and military intervention.
Benomar had reaffirmed
that there is a consensus in the UN Security Council on the need for the
success of Yemen's political settlement, pointing out that It threatened with
sanctions against impeders of the GCC-mediated power transfer deal.