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GCC express concern over Houthis-Saleh agreement to form Council in Yemen

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld, Shawwal 26, 1437 AH, 31 July 2016) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states expressed deep concern for the latest step by the Houthis and followers of Ali Abdullah Saleh, as they signed an agreement to form a political council, in the Republic of Yemen, claiming that it will enjoy all political, military, security, economic and social powers, and management of state affairs.

 

The Secretary General of the GCC Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, said that the signing of the formation of the political council agreement is a clear violation of the resolutions of the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Security Council resolution 2216, the initiative of the Gulf and its executive mechanism and the outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue, Saudi Press Agency reported.

 

GCC member states consider this step as putting obstacles on the way to a political agreement to end the suffering of the people of Yemen, who looks forward at the political consultations hosted by the State of Kuwait, with hope and anticipation to restore peace and security throughout Yemen, to keep to Yemen's security, stability and unity, and to achieve the aspirations of the Yemeni people, he added.

 

They considered such steps as undermining the international community's efforts to find a political solution through consultations. in accordance with the agreed terms of reference represented in the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outputs of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216, which asserted that there is prejudice to the exclusive powers of the legitimate government and calls on the UN Security Council to compel the Houthis and followers of Ali Abdullah Saleh, to quickly engage in an effective and positive consultations conducted by the Secretary General's Special United Nations Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed envoy, in Kuwait.

 

Meanwhile a wide-range denunciations by national forces and political parties in Yemen continue against the announcement by the Houthi militia that they have formed a political council, a step considered by the national activists as demolishing the peace process and an evidence of bad will of the Houthis to bring to failure Kuwait consultations which enjoy the support of the Yemeni national forces, world community and regional forces.

 

The statements issued by those political parties said that the agreement between the two sides of the coup is yet a tangible evidence of the current partnership between them to commit further crimes against Yemeni people, including bloodshed and demolition of the State.