Gov: Houthis exploit Stockholm agreement for military expansion
1/27/2020 12:52:00 AM
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Alsahwa Net- The legitimate government of Yemen said on Saturday that the United Nations (UN) sponsored Stockholm agreement which it signed with the Houthis in December 2018 is not effective anymore due to a large military mobilization by the Houthis in several fighting fronts.
Spokesman of the government, Rageh Badi said in press quotes to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat Daily Newspaper that the agreement brought no good results since its signing more than one year ago.
He said that the Stockholm agreement on Hodeida has become a problem rather than a solution because it enabled the Houthis to mobilize their resources for other fighting fronts.
Badi said that the UN Special Envoy to Yemen stands silent towards Houthis military escalation.
The Houthis began in the past week a large-scale military campaign against the government’s forces in Nehm of Sana’a, Marib and Al-Jawf.
“The Houthis’ military escalation in Nehm brought the Stockholm agreement to an end,” said Badi.
In the same respect, Mohammed Al-Hadhrami, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on the same day that the continuation of military escalation by the Houthis represents a bare exploitation to the Stockholm agreement and peace efforts.
He added that the recent military escalation threatens failure of all peace efforts.
“We will not allow misuse of the Stockholm agreement to be a mean for the Houthis militia to reinforce their forces in other fighting fronts,” said Al-Hadhrami.
“In light of this escalation we see no use of the Stockholm agreement on Hodeida,” he concluded.