Yemen Parliament urges government to not deal with Griffiths
5/23/2019 4:35:00 AM
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Alsahwa Net- Yemen Parliament on Tuesday demanded the government not to deal with the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, accusing him of challenging UN Resolution 2216 and the Sweden agreement.
Griffiths told the UN Security Council last week that the Houthis withdrew from three Yemeni ports, pointing out that this withdrawal would allow the UN to play a leading role in supporting the Yemen Red Sea ports in management and inspections at the ports.
However, the government has accused the rebels of disguising their fighters in coastguard and police uniforms to keep control of the ports.
Yemeni officials portrayed the pull-out as a “show” meant to “misinform the international community”.
Meantime, Yemen’s negotiation team has demanded to terminate the assignment of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, saying that he has “wrong perceptions” and considers the legitimate government and criminal militia as equal.
A member of the government’s negotiation team Mohammed al-Amrani said that Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) Michael Lollesgaard admitted more than one time that the United Nations has no a mechanism to oversee the Hodeida truce.
He further said that Griffiths deals with the UN resolutions as nothing more than ink on papers, accusing him of collusion with the Houthis.
Al-Amrani also said that the government made great concessions to expose the circumventions of Houthis in front of the international community, however, Griffiths helped the Houthis to implement their play and pretend that they withdrew from Hodeida’s ports.