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10 December 2023

GCC concern over Yemen council

By Wam

The Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC) expressed deep concern over the latest step by the Houthis and followers of Ali Abdullah Saleh, who signed an agreement to form a political council, in the Republic of Yemen.
The Houthis and Saleh group claimed that the alleged would enjoy all political, military, security, economic and social powers, and management of state affairs, Saudi News Agency (SPA) has reported.
The Secretary General of the GCC Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, said that the signing of the formation of the political council agreement "is a clear violation of the resolutions of the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Security Council Resolution 2216, the initiative of the Gulf and its executive mechanism and the outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue."
"The GCC member states see this step as putting obstacles on the way to a political agreement that could end the suffering of the people of Yemen, who looks forward at the political consultations hosted by the State of Kuwait, with hope and anticipation to restore peace and security throughout Yemen, to restore Yemen's security, stability and unity, and to achieve the aspirations of the Yemeni people," he added.
Al Zayani emphasised that the GCC states feel such steps were undermining the international community's efforts to find a political solution through consultations in accordance with the agreed terms of reference represented in the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outputs of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216.