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Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry: Positive Indicatives on Houthis Turning In Heavy Weaponry | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh- Kuwaiti Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Khaled al-Jarallah confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that Gulf countries are highly reserved for keeping Yemen a stable and united country. He also stressed on citing a Yemeni unionist, which is a matter that only concerns Yemeni people themselves, however, it is not a considered topic for the negotiations which will launch in Kuwait on Monday.

He added that the people of Yemen and all delegations are looking forward to end the civil war which had ripped the country apart and to solve all current humanitarian crises in Yemen.

Jarallah, in a phone call interview, expressed optimism towards the nearing negotiations. He said that there are positive indicatives, through the work put forth by Saudi Arabia after opening up chances for communication with Houthi insurgents, which in turn paves the road towards successful negotiations. Kuwait also arranged for all possible circumstances to conduct fruitful negotiations.

The Kuwaiti Undersecretary FM mentioned that Houthis were and will forever be an integral ingredient to Yemen and will be represented in both authority and government. Moreover, he made comments on recent announcements made by the Houthi spokesperson and delegation leader Mohammad Abed al-Salam considering them positive.

Abed al-Salam admitted that arms should be within the sole usage of government, which some observers perceived to be Houthi acceptance and abiding to international law.

Houthi delegation leader Abed al-Salam confirmed the insurgency’s concord to all U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding the Yemeni crisis, in an undertone for turning in heavy weaponry to responsible authorities according to the U.N. resolution 2216.

In previous statements made to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Abed al-Salam accused what he called “war traders” for seeking to foil the current ceasefire, given it goes against their best interests.

“Constant violations affect the course of understandings and anticipated Kuwait political negotiations, which is why we hope that no violations occur, and we have witnessed, today, a better calm day surpassing the first day of ceasefire,” al-Salam said.

“We have set forth a mechanism during the southern Dahran meeting, last Sunday, with all common governorate committees in the case of violations taking place, incursions would be announced, monitored and contained,” al-Salam added.