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Yemeni Government Delegation Presents Roadmap and List of War Criminals | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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U.N. envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh at a press conference in Kuwait, A.F.P.

Riyadh- Regional and international collective efforts are spent to prevent the Yemeni peace-talks from collapsing in Kuwait, and for the negotiations to take a step forward towards a comprehensive agreement which would end the armed conflict. Diplomatic exertions are also directed for the implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 2216.

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani has been engaged in shuttle diplomacy at the negotiations. The meetings are being held with both conflict parties and the U.N. Special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Information indicates that Al Zayani is employing pressures against the insurgency delegation in hopes of implementing U.N. S.C. resolutions and to arrive at a finalized political settlement.

Other information reveals that Al Zayani has discussed stability achieving mechanisms of implementation in Yemen; however the mechanisms were not circulated in detail. Sources also confirm that the mechanisms revolve around efforts on saving the economy in addition to broaching other political topics concerning the negotiations.

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper procured data from well-informed sources located at the negotiations on the government’s delegation preparing a proposal which will soon be presented to the U.N special envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed. The proposal revolves about the political mold of Yemen in the post-implementation stage of U.N. resolution 2216.

According to sources, the proposal includes several topics including the continuation of the political process, after the insurgency is ended, and that the renewed political dialogue would be led by political parties.

In addition, the proposed roadmap addresses the appeal of the national committee’s work on drafting the constitution and setting it up for popular referendum. Electoral law will be put up for discussion and then on proceed with parliamentary and presidential elections.

Sources close to the government’s delegation at the negotiations said on Thursday that the delegation had discussed with U.N. envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed his personal view on a political solution for Yemen. Ould Cheikh’s view was discussed after attending the occurring military and security events of the past few days.

Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that in line with the government’s efforts for facilitating the process towards progress and the achievement of a comprehensive solution in addition to the guarantee of agreements, the government’s delegation has presented the U.N. envoy with a list of names of those who had participated in the insurgency and had committed war crimes against the people of Yemen.

The list includes, Mohammed Ali Abdul-Karim al-Huthi, Yahya Badr Eddin al-Houthi, Ghazi Ahmed Ali Ahwal, Abdel- Hafiz al-Saqqaf,Abdullah Dabaan, Hamoud Al-Harthy, Zakaria al-Shami, Abdullah Hassan Khayran, Abdul Razzaq Almroni, Tariq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh (nephew of the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh), Ali Saleh Al Ahmar and others.