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Sun - 22 Mar 2020 - 12:05 AM ،،،

Agencies


 The United States implored Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Southern Transitional Council to immediately implement a peace deal brokered last November by Saudi Arabia.

“The United States supports the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to facilitate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement,” the US Embassy in Yemen said on Twitter.

The statement urged feuding factions to “overcome their differences and implement the agreement without delay in the interest of all Yemenis.”

Saudi Arabia has urged Yemeni factions to concentrate all their efforts on putting into place the Riyadh Agreement and join forces in halting Houthi military offensives in Jouf and Marib.

The Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, criticized a military parade by government forces in the southern province of Abyan which he said had the potential to stoke tensions with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Aden and undermine coalition attempts to confront Houthi militias.

Saudi Arabia sponsored the Riyadh Agreement reached in late 2019 that was aimed at ending hostilities between the Yemeni government and the STC. Under the deal, both sides were to hand over heavy arms, pull out of new areas and allow the government to return to Aden.

Although the government is back in Aden and heavy weapons have been moved out of the city, other terms such as the appointment of a new chief of security to Aden and neighboring provinces have not been implemented.