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UN Security Council welcomes the Saudi initiative to end the Yemen crisis

Members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council praised Saudi Arabia’s proposal to settle the Yemeni conflict on Friday.
Russia, on the other hand, prevented the Security Council from issuing a statement praising Saudi Arabia’s peace proposal in Yemen.

Timothy Lenderking, the US special envoy to Yemen, also stated that he emphasized the necessity of ending the crisis in Yemen with the permanent members of the Security Council.

Lenderking emphasized the need of ending the Houthi militia’s offensive on Marib, as well as facilitating the UN mission’s inspection of the Safer oil tank.

According to the US State Department, Linderking encouraged the need of taking efforts to alleviate Yemen’s economic situation.

Farhan Haq, the UN’s spokesperson, said in March that the international body supports Saudi Arabia’s peace plan to end the Yemen war, which is in line with the UN’s efforts.

Saudi Arabia has proposed a solution for Yemen, which includes a national ceasefire under UN supervision and the restoration of air and sea links.

The truce, the deposit of tax proceeds from oil derivatives in a separate account at the Central Bank, the opening of Sana’a Airport, and the initiation of discussions amongst Yemeni groups for a political settlement are the most visible aspects of the initiative.

“It will allow the reopening of Sanaa airport for a certain number of direct regional and international destinations,” according to the Saudi-led coalition, “and the tax proceeds from the port would go to a shared bank account in the central bank.”

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