Azzedine Saeed Al-Asbahi, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen in Rabat, aligning himself with the Moroccan autonomy initiative, highlighted the serious efforts made by the Kingdom in the search for a political, pragmatic, realistic and lasting solution to this dispute, within the framework of the political process carried out under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations.
He also said that they guaranteed the stability of the whole region: “ the autonomy proposal is a positive step and a model for solving various problems “. While welcoming Morocco’s experience with decentralization, he said this was a benchmark for Yemen to achieve peace and maintain its unity. Azzedine Saeed Al-Asbahi was speaking at a press conference today Friday in Rabat where he took stock of developments in Yemen. The Yemeni diplomat said his country appreciates Morocco’s position in favor of its stability and its support for its sovereignty and the unity of the Yemeni people.
Regarding the withdrawal of participation on the ground of Morocco in the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, the Ambassador of Yemen affirmed that: ” Morocco’s position has not changed regarding its positive support for Yemen ”, Including Rabat’s support for the coalition. The Yemeni diplomat did not fail to make a causal link in raising Iran’s support for the Houthi militia in Yemen. He said Rabat severed ties with Tehran after discovering that the Iranian regime was arming the Polisario front: “ Iran has a project based on the chaos and destabilization of this region just like Yemen. Its rhetoric is based on the export of revolution and it does not serve world peace », Continuing that he was therefore« impossible for the Kingdom to accept the violation of its sovereignty, hence the legitimacy of its decision “.
Returning to the situation in Yemen, he pointed out the initiation by the United Nations of a peace process. In addition, the ambassador pointed out that the Biden administration is reconsidering: “ the positive interest in reaching a solution that leads to lasting peace, restores respect for state institutions and puts an end to the coup against legitimacy “. Indeed, the United States, which removed the Houtis from the American list of terrorist organizations, dispatched an envoy to the region twice in a month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the Houthis to stop their offensive and from: ” join with the Saudis and the government of Yemen in acting constructively for peace “.
Azzedine Saeed Al-Asbahi also stressed that: “ the legitimate government of Yemen is determined to achieve stability and peace at all costs “, Adding:” We support every step that calls for peace based on respect for international resolutions, United Nations resolutions, the Gulf initiative and the results of the dialogue in Yemen ”.
For the Ambassador, building trust among Yemenis requires sincere management. It goes: ” by a ceasefire, by ceasing attacks against civilians, by opening crossings, by lifting the internal siege of the country by the Houthis and by the release of all detainees “. The ambassador did not refrain from sharply criticizing Iranian interference in the matter, declaring: ” We cannot allow Yemen to turn into a back garden for Iran that wants to destabilize and secure the region for any purpose. specific to his ideology “.
He denounced the crimes of the Houthis against children, which: “ exceeded 65,000 violations in 7 Yemen governorates “, Emphasizing that:” Yemen has become a huge minefield with tens of thousands of casualties following the laying of millions of mines , Also accusing the Houthis of committing crimes against humanity.