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Houthi Massacres Spill Blood on the Eve of Ceasefire | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Pro-legitimacy Yemeni fighters before ceasefire implementation- E.P.A

Aden-Sunday midnight is when the anticipated ceasefire launch will take place in Yemen, as a part of implementing the U.N. agreement. The consensus has been reached as to start the next round of negotiations in Kuwait, which are to start on April 18.

The pro-legitimacy governmental delegation had convened in a meeting chaired by the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Riyadh yesterday. Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Abdulaziz Jabari told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the legitimacy government’s desire to attend the upcoming round of negotiations is part of its commitment to the peace-making process by implementing U.N. resolution 2216.

Jabari said “we support any concrete stance in any efforts spent on implementing U.N. resolution 2216 that preserves the rights of all Yemenis, including Houthis; and guarantees them to live in the guard of the Yemeni legitimate government.”

The deputy PM pointed out that the meeting in Riyadh had dealt with the topic on nearing cessation of hostilities, which begins as of midnight Sunday. The Yemeni legitimate government is expected to make an announcement on the event which is to depict the government’s commitment to implementing the U.N. resolution 2216 and ceasefire.

“We hope that ceasefire becomes a permanent one,” Jabari added.

Meanwhile, Al Wazi’iyah District citizens, located west of Taiz, have sent out a cry for relief due to all the bloody massacres taking place. The insurgents and pro-Saleh Supporters (militants supporting the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh) are butchering throughout the district.

Brig.Gen. Ahmed Saeed warned of an unprecedented accrual of terrorist groups in the Hadhramaut Governorate. He emphasized that all the incoming masses of terrorists indicate that the governorate is the loot which will be divided among those who fund, support, manage and traffic arms for terror groups.

The spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen’s rebels has said that the alliance is ready to commit to a ceasefire as long as the rebels abide by a UN Security Council resolution 2216 that calls for their retreat from Yemeni cities.

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri said the Iran-backed rebels should “display commitment” to the April 18 peace talks that could yield a political settlement. He said the rebels should also recognize the government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and hand over heavy weaponry.