Cabinet urges Yemeni parties to stop fighting


Saudi Gazette report

— The Council of Ministers on Tuesday called on all stakeholders in Yemen to show restraint and end the fighting in the interim capital of Aden.

The weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, urged them to fulfill their responsibility, along with the Coalition forces, in completing the liberation of all Yemeni territories and defeating the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

The Cabinet highlighted the two recent statements issued by the Coalition Command in this respect.

Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, that the Cabinet noted the Coalition statement, which called on all Yemeni political and social components for calm and restraint.

The Coalition sought joint work with the legitimate Yemeni parties to liberate the country from enemies and avoid any reasons that may lead to division and split, and undermining the State’s institutions in Yemen.

Al-Awwad said the Cabinet underscored the coalition’s call to all parties to stop clashes immediately.

The Cabinet also reaffirmed its position on Palestine and Jerusalem, which was reiterated in the speech of Saudi permanent representative to UN at the Security Council recently while taking part in the open discussion on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Cause.”

The Kingdom stated at the UN that Jerusalem is the eternal historical capital of Palestine in accordance with international resolutions, and that any action being taken by Israeli occupation authorities is null and void. Such actions undermine the chances of achieving a comprehensive and lasting solution based on the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.