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Yemeni Minister: Any Solution Other than Ending Coup Is a Time Bomb | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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People shop at the old market in the historic city of Sanaa, Yemen, October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

London- Yemeni Minister of State Yasser Al Raeini stated that the government is committed to the political solution represented in the Gulf initiative, its executive mechanism, outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and the U.N. resolution 2216.

“Anything that contradicts with these does not relate to us, starting from the government keenness to settle peace and to respond to the Yemeni aspirations to end the coup,” said Raeini.

Raeini told Asharq al-Awsat that the basic solution is to put an end to the coup and that other solutions are time bombs that would worsen the condition. He added that the fact that the militias violated the last truce in its’ first minutes reveals the undermining of exerted efforts to stop the war and alleviate the suffering of citizens.

“Rebels continue their mobilization in battlefronts without taking into consideration the consequences in triggering bloodshed and destruction on the level of society and economy,” said Raeini.

He added that the coup is originally based on killing and destroying and that these militias never adhered to agreements and charters agreed upon and continued to reject any initiatives or efforts exerted to reach a solution since day one.

Speaking on the military and political escalation, the minister of state declared that these steps fall within hurdling peaceful solutions and provoking international parties that show keenness on achieving peace.

The minister highlighted the importance of the international community role in putting pressure on the rebels to make them abide by the U.N. resolution 2216 and previous pledges as well as supporting the government in its quest to halt the coup.