THE UN’s peace envoy to Yemen has blamed both the Saudi-led invasion coalition and the de facto government for three years of war and humanitarian crisis.
Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed accused Yemen’s National Salvation Government of refusing talks with former president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s puppet government, based in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
He said the Yemeni people “become poorer whereas the leaders become richer.
“They are not interested in finding solutions, as they will lose their power and control in a settlement.”
Mr Ahmed also demanded the Yemeni Republican Guard, loyal to the Sanaa government, stop retaliating for Saudi-led coalition air raids with ballistic missile attacks, which they now threaten against other Gulf states.
The security council urged the Houthis — Yemen’s main tribe — “to engage meaningfully with the UN special envoy’s comprehensive proposals for peace.”