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@UN Photo / Manuel Elias

Sun - 18 Oct 2020 - 01:52 AM ،،،

 The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement on 28 July of renewed implementation of the Riyadh Agreement and the mediation led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this regard. They called on the Yemeni Government and Southern Transitional Council to fully implement the Riyadh Agreement urgently.

Only an inclusive political solution can end the conflict in Yemen and emphasised their steadfast support for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, SC members reiterated in their statement, urging the parties to urgently endorse the UN-facilitated Joint Declaration proposals without delay in order to achieve an inclusive and sustainable peace.

The members of the Security Council welcomed the agreement by the parties on 27 September to release 1,081 prisoners, an important step in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement and an important confidence-building measure.

They stressed the need for de-escalation across Yemen and a nationwide ceasefire, and called for implementation of the Secretary General’s Global Ceasefire call.

The members of the Security Council reiterated the need for parties to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law including those related to humanitarian access and the protection of civilian objects and civilians, and the protection of humanitarian and health personnel and their facilities. They reiterated the need to protect children and women against all forms of violence. They underlined the need for parties to prevent human rights violations and grave abuses.

They emphasised concern about continuing violence in the Yemen conflict, and strongly condemned the continuation of Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia, which pose a serious threat to regional security.

They also condemned the recent military escalation in Hodeidah governorate, viewing it as a violation of the Hodeidah Agreement and warning that it risks jeopardising the peace process.

The members of the Security Council further recognised the grave threat posed by the Safer oil tanker, whose dire and dilapidated condition risks an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe to Yemen and the region, and called on the Houthis to urgently facilitate unconditional and safe access for UN experts to conduct an assessment and repair mission.