Gov't chief negotiator says talks achieved nothing toward ending Houthi siege of Taiz
6/26/2022 8:10:00 PM
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The government's chief negotiator with Houthis over ending the siege on Taiz city Abdulkareem Shayban made a number of a press statements today:
- The road Houthis offered to open is to narrow for a 4 wheel drive to cruise through, never mind big lorries that transport food stuff.
- We need an open road that the entire world knows and recognizes in the same as we opened Sana'a Airport and Hodeidah Seaport, two ports of entry that the world knows.
- We are keen on the benefit of the people from the opened Sana'a Airport and Hodeidah Seaport. Those ports were opened for the benefit of the people not the Houthis, and the Taiz roads need to be opened to lift the suffering of the people.
- The Houthi group never takes humanitarian issues into consideration. It believes in wars only.
- The truce will fall apart unless the international community forces the Houthi group to open the Taiz roads
- When the Houthi negotiation delegation first arrived in Jordan, they said they had the full authority to agree on things and based on that the negotiations started. But after that, they told us "we can't take decision, for it has to be taken in Sana'a."
- The Houthi group are exploiting time and it is likely they are readying to resume a major offensive.
- As for our strength points, this question is posed to the government. We are a civilian committeethat represents the government in negotiating the opening of roads in order to end the suffering of the population (in Taiz).
Source: Taiz Time