SANA’A – Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen, Hussein al-Izzi, has said that representatives of the Riyadh delegation have refused to continue the joint meetings in the city of Hodeidah.
The representatives of the Saudi delegation stipulated that the meetings should be held in a building occupied by foreign forces and with photographs of mercenaries hung on the walls, Hussein al-Izzi stated on Tuesday.
Representatives of the Yemeni army refused to do so, Izzi said, stressing that military honor does not allow it.
“Our Yemeni moral principles do allow us to meet them in a building of a Yemeni citizen that is being looted by the Janjaweed mercenaries of Sudan and the UAE,” he added. However, the Saudis in responde refused to continue the negotiations as long as it doesn’t happen in that specific building.
Izzi stated that this refusal reveals Saudi Arabia’s premeditated intentions to obstruct the work of the Committee and to thwart the Stockholm Agreement.
The Saudi-led coalition representative team on Tuesday refused to hand over the operational mechanism for redeployment in Hodeidah province, which led to a political impasse.