UN Successfully Brokers Extension in Truce In Yemen, Again
Yemen–In another groundbreaking victory in the attempt to establish peace in Yemen, the Houthis have agreed to extend the ceasefire for another period of two months. The UN brokered truce was initiated and agreed upon initially in April and then renewed in June which will now continue into August.
The UN envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, “I am pleased to announce that the parties have agreed to extend the truce, under the same terms, for an additional two months, from August 2, 2022, until October 2, 2022.”
Congratulation was in order when American PM Joe Biden said, “We urge the Yemeni parties to seize this opportunity to work constructively under UN auspices to reach an inclusive, comprehensive agreement that includes steps to improve freedom of movement and expanded salary payments and that paves the way for a durable, Yemeni-led resolution to the conflict,” Mr Biden said.
The UN said its proposal would help to reach an agreement on a transparent method to pay civil servant salaries and civilian pensions. This is only a starting towards building a unified country again.
The UN has further communicated that an expanded agreement would also provide a chance to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire, address humanitarian and economic problems and prepare for the resumption of the Yemeni-led political process to reach a sustainable and just peace.
An expanded agreement would also provide a chance to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire, address humanitarian and economic problems and prepare for the resumption of the Yemeni-led political process to reach a sustainable and just peace, the UN said.
It has been noted that the Houthis have been running low on funding and have exhausted themselves over the fighting. This is one reason that their stance has softened and they are now willing to negotiate, away from the Iranian shadows.