The Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, revealed the details of Dar’s contact today, Thursday, between him and Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, during which they discussed the Yemeni file and the ceasefire there.
The Qatari Foreign Minister said during a tweet on his personal account on Twitter, which was monitored by “Watan”: “I confirmed during my phone call today with my brother. The Saudi Foreign Minister, the State of Qatar, welcomes the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a ceasefire in Yemen.
I affirmed during a phone call today with my brother, the Saudi Foreign Minister, that the State of Qatar welcomes the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to cease fire in Yemen, and the completion of Gulf and international efforts to find a political solution that ends the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni Prime Time Zone.
– Muhammad bin Abdulrahman (@MBA_AlThani_)
And he continued, stressing Doha’s support to complete the Gulf and international efforts “to find a political solution that ends the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni Prime Time Zone.”
Wide interaction with the tweet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar
Many tweeters and activists interacted with the tweet of the Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, calling for the necessity to work to stop the suffering that the Prime Time Zone suffer. Yemeni, and the solution to the humanitarian crisis that afflicted him.
One of the tweeters said, commenting: “Stop this damned war … the world is fleeting. Forbidden in all religions .. Whoever kills one soul as if killing all souls… Save Yemen and the Prime Time Zone of Yemen. May God bless you, brother Muhammad, and guide your steps.
Stop this damned war … the world is fleeting and tomorrow is a reckoning
The greatest thing in the universe with God is killing the soul, for it is forbidden in all religions .. Whoever kills one soul as if he kills all souls … Save Yemen and the Prime Time Zone of Yemen
May God bless you, brother Muhammad, and guide your steps
— Asherry (@Asherry14)
As for another tweeter, he commented: “Oh God, protect the Gulf from all haters, envious and enemy, and protect, O Lord, their leaders, and their countries from all evil. Collect the word of its rulers and their Prime Time Zone, and unite their ranks for good, for you are able to do something.
Oh God, protect the Gulf from every hateful, envious and enemy, and God, O Lord, protect its leaders and states from all evil, and gather the word of its rulers and their Prime Time Zone, and unite their ranks for good, for you are able to do something.
– Abu Fahd al-Maliki (@abifhdalmalki)
Saudi initiative for Yemen
Earlier, well-informed Yemeni sources revealed new details about the Saudi initiative to end the war in Yemen, after an announcement. Riyadh, for its part, the cease-fire.
As the “Yemen Exclusive” account said, in a series of tweets monitored by “Watan”: “Saudi Arabia has directed to stop all fronts in Yemen. And orders were issued to the Yemeni Minister of Defense to immediately stop the battles in Marib, Taiz and Hajjah.
The Yemeni account added: “Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi Minister of Defense, had informed the Yemeni minister of this in a phone call immediately after the Saudi initiative was announced.”
Yemeni army refuses to stop the fighting
He continued: “Military sources in Marib confirmed the Yemeni army’s refusal to stop the battles and considered this a betrayal of the sacrifices made by the army. And the resistance to defend the city and Yemen.
He also continued: “Taiz also refused to stop the fighting, and the army issued a call tonight to the Prime Time Zone of the province to supply the army and the resistance to continue their victories.”
Military supplies stopped
He continued: “Today, and in contact with an army officer in # Taiz, he assured us that military supplies to Taiz have stopped by the coalition. Since the beginning of last February, the salaries of army personnel have been cut off for three months.
And he went on: “Eyewitnesses in Tihama areas (Al-Hudaydah governorate) confirmed that the Houthis transferred military equipment to reinforce their battles in Taiz.”
Tariq Afash’s forces
He added, “These reinforcements were not intercepted by Tariq Afash and his forces on the western coast, according to eyewitnesses.”
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said, on Monday, that The Saudi Initiative Calls for a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen under the supervision of the United Nations.
He also stressed that the ceasefire will be implemented immediately upon the Houthis’ approval of the initiative.
According to the initiative, the Saudi-Emirati coalition will allow the reopening of Sanaa Airport to a specified number of direct regional and international destinations.
The initiative also includes easing the blockade of the port of Hodeidah on the western coast, and depositing tax revenues from the port into a joint bank account with the central bank.
The Saudi Foreign Minister returned to say that the Kingdom hopes that the Houthis will respond to the initiative, “to preserve Yemeni blood and to address the humanitarian crisis.”
He indicated that the initiative includes the re-launch of political talks to end the Yemen crisis, and said that he expects the United States to support the initiative and work with Riyadh to make it a success.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the Houthi group, Muhammad Abdul Salam, said that the Saudi initiative does not contain anything new.
In statements to Al-Jazeera, he added, “We cannot accept a ceasefire while swapping us out for the humanitarian side.”
Abdul Salam also confirmed that the Houthis “are ready to go to a political dialogue after Saudi Arabia stops the war and lifts the siege.”
He pointed out that the terms of the initiative were previously discussed in talks with the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths.
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