What did United Nation’s envoy say about Yemen yesterday?




The United Nation’s envoy to Yemen plans to unveil a new framework to end the war on Yemen which has entered its third year, Martin Griffiths said  yesterday.

“My plan is to put to the council within the next two months a framework for negotiations,” Martin Griffiths said. The UN’s main goal is for a political peace process to take place, while building “peace will be a larger task”.  All parties to the conflict have already signalled intent to join the talks.

Last week, the Yemeni joint forces , known as Houthis, used a drone to launch a strike on Saudi Arabia’s primary economy maker, Saudi Aramco, as part of a broader strategy to hinder the war economy impacting Yemen.  In the same week, they executed ballistic missiles towards the capital Rhyiadh in response to the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen.

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its regional allies — mainly the united Arab Emirates and Jordan — started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people later, the war has yielded little to that effect.