Who stands against the political solution in Yemen?
The international envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, during his briefing to the Security Council, said that he had touched the desire of the political parties to reach a settlement to end the war. On the ground, the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, continued violations of the Hodeidah agreement and stepped up their operations, while the Yemeni circles considered escalation as evidence of the lack of seriousness of the party of Riyadh in the political solution.
There are no signs that a political settlement in Yemen is just a hope of an end to the war, including the briefing of international envoy Martin Gervieth in front of the Security Council, which he said he touched from political parties after recent meetings. Gervith said that the security file is the biggest obstacle to reach a political agreement, but he did not reveal the parties obstructing this agreement, which made some consider the briefing normal, especially as it overlooked important aspects and sided with the coalition.
“He talked about a security hurdle, but he did not mention who did it,” said Arif al-Amri, a spokesman for the anti-coalition parties group. We know who makes obstacle sand the whole world knows who is responsible for the daily violations that have caused the burning of many houses in particular recently. “
Field data reveal that there is nothing exceptional or looming in the horizon to reach a solution or shift in the attitude, hardened from the political settlement, of the States of the coalition , which the UN envoy and international parties confirms that it is the only way to end the war. The violations by the coalition and its allies are still engaged in the Swedish agreement in Hodeidah even after the meetings of the tripartite committee to coordinate the redeployment.
The writer and political analyst, Abdelkader Salam, said that “the escalation and the violations by the coalition of are evidence that there is no honest and practical intention on the ground to stop this aggression and put an end to it.
The political process in Yemen is going through a difficult situation as the coalition continues to escalate on various fronts, and the Riyadh side refused to respond to the initiatives launched by Sana’a to alleviate the humanitarian situation , considering the Hodeidah file as a pretext to disrupt peace consultations in Yemen.
The efforts of the United Nations and its international envoy have been hampered by many obstacles to reach a political settlement in Yemen. Observers believe that the big problem is the intransigence of the other party and its non-compliance with the terms of the Hudaydah agreement, while others wonder about the failure of the United Nations to disclose theose in charge of obstacles.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition 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 and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.