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UK ambassador to Yemen, Richard Oppenheim. (@RJOppenheim)

Fri - 22 Oct 2021 - 03:45 PM ،،،

 Britain, the pen holder of the Yemeni file at the UN Security Council, stressed the need for a new Security Council resolution to support a comprehensive political settlement in Yemen.

The UK ambassador to Yemen, Richard Oppenheim, said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that a gap has occurred between the content of Resolution 2216 issued by the Security Council in 2015 and the situation on the ground that changes daily, pointing out that this will be reflected in any future political settlement. . He added, “I think that in any political settlement between the parties, we need a new decision.”

The British diplomat suggested that the new UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, would present a comprehensive peace plan with all speed and seriousness.

The British ambassador to Yemen believes that Iranian interference in Yemen, by supporting the Houthis with missiles and others, is making the situation worse, complicating the United Nations peace efforts, and threatening the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The British ambassador called on the parties to the “Riyadh Agreement” to quickly implement the terms of the agreement and to form a unified negotiating team for the upcoming consultations. The British ambassador advised the “transitional council” to cooperate with the government, in case it wanted to achieve its political goals in the future.

(With the London-based Globe Echo newspaper)