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Yemen Presidential Advisor Says Coup Separatist Aspirations Are a Blowback to Negotiations - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Aden- The coup militias’ establishment of a parallel government in Sanaa, Yemen is a clear terminus handed over to all U.N. efforts of conjuring up a political solution for the war-torn country, a Yemeni prominent politician said. The coup’s separatist aspirations have made a strong drawback in the area of political negotiations.

U.N. Special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed had recently presented a peace road map that seemingly received insurgency militias’ cooperation and will to sit for negotiations once again.

“The government’s preparedness to partake any negotiations is moral matter, in an inevitable effort spent to end the bloodshed and root out the insurgency through means of dialogue,” advisor to Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Abdulaziz Muflhi told Asharq Al-Awsat.

“Nonetheless, any negotiation would only take place in light of three chief guidelines which are the Gulf initiative and its mechanisms, the outcome of national dialogue and U.N. Resolution 2216 along with other Security Council resolutions,” he added.

Ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Iran-aligned Houthi coup leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin– in other words, chief coup political figures- eventually need to exit Yemen’s future political platform in order for stability and security to be reinstated, Muflhi said.

“The Yemeni people staged a revolution against injustice and oppression, and therefore all these names must be left outside present and future political works,” he added.

The presidential advisor underlined that any political negotiation for resolving the Yemen crisis is bound by the aforementioned three references and turn in of paramilitary arms.

Muflhi explains that there can be no peace so long that militias take up arms outside state power.

“The current political situation and tumbling of diplomacy in reaching a settlement accompanied by the continued unilateral steps taken by putschists, leaves no choice before pro-government forces but to fight the coup until the end,” said Muflhi.