Redeployment first..a new Houthi condition to open the main roads in Taiz

English - السبت 28 مايو 2022 الساعة 04:23 م
Taiz, NewsYemen:

Negotiations continue between the legitimate government and the Iranian Houthi militia in the Jordanian capital, Amman, regarding opening roads and crossings and lifting the siege on Taiz governorate, under the auspices and supervision of the UN envoy to Yemen, at a time when a prominent leader of the Iranian group revealed conditions for opening the roads.

There were conflicting reports regarding the results of the negotiations. While the government team announced the intransigence of the Houthi militia and its insistence on opening a crossing that was used for donkeys and camels to Taiz, in the evening, media sources reported positive developments in the negotiations.

Those sources claimed that the militias agreed to open another road through the Asafra area towards the Sixty Line, but government sources denied this information and insisted on the militias' continued intransigence and refusal to respond to the proposals put forward by the government delegation.

In all of the statements, the Houthi militia refuses to allow the opening of official roads and insists on opening roads and secondary crossings under its fire control so that it can control them.

But the prominent leader of the Iranian group, Hussein Al-Ezzi, revealed new conditions put forward by the militias in order to open the main roads.

The conditions, according to Al-Azzi’s posts on Twitter, included the redeployment of forces on the borders of those areas, referring to the withdrawal of government forces to ensure that they are not used for military and hostile purposes, claiming that his group will also redeploy in a lie typical of Iranian militias.

Al-Ezzi said that the government delegation rejected this proposal and another proposal stipulating the gradual opening of roads...accusing the government team of obstructing negotiations and that his group's team is conceding for the sake of the residents, as he claimed.

And the Yemeni government teams in the Amman talks revealed the Houthi terrorist militia's refusal to open the main crossings in Taiz Governorate (central Yemen), while it offered to open a dirt road that only donkeys can use.

The Yemeni government team announced its intention to withdraw from the negotiations held in the Jordanian capital, Amman, under the auspices of the United Nations, regarding the opening of roads and crossings between the governorates, in implementation of the armistice agreement.

The government team said, in a statement, that it would stop the negotiations if the Houthis did not open the roads between Taiz and the rest of the governorates.

The statement demanded the opening of all previous official roads, which the militias rejected, and suggested opening Salh Road and bumpy roads.