Security Council concerned about derailments to transitional phase
The Security Council declared Tuesday its support for President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s latest decisions concerning reorganization of security and military institutions, according to the state-run Saba news agency.
The council asserted the importance of embarking on an intensive, comprehensive National Dialogue without any postponement; the dialogue ought to establish the foundations of a united, stable Yemen. The council expressed worry about the deteriorated humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The fifteen state members listened to the Yemen report from U.N. special envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar, who expressed concern about attemps to foil the transitional process; the dangerous humanitarian situation requires prompt action to be taken, a statement by the council read.
The council urged Yemen’s political stakeholders to hasten the start of a broad dialogue, saying state members are in agreement to call on the start of a National Dialogue as soon as possible to prepare a solid ground for Yemen.
Benomar cautioned against the dangerous challenges currently facing Yemen, particularly in the security, political and economic fields.
In a statement to the press following the closed-room discussions, he said it is fundamental that the Yemeni government works to reclaim its authority in many areas nationwide so the state functions well.
He said there are armed groups dominating different areas and launching terrorist attacks—including the latest assaults against the U.S. embassy in Sana’a. He asserted the importance of army restructure and the significance of the council’s support for Hadi to complete the transitional process.
Benomar said his reports focused on the results of his most recent visit to Yemen as well as his discussions and consultations with different Yemeni factions. The report assessed the steps achieved with relation to the Gulf Initiative’s implementation and its scheduled mechanism, in addition to the resolution nos. 2014 and 2050.
Journalist Adnan Hashim said the Security Council only issues decisions; meanwhile, the continuous polarization in Yemen trigger catastrophes for Yemenis.
“We will not wait for something new from the UNSC in the days to come; the same closed-room decisions will be taken.”
He called on Yemenis to stand united, separate from the council’s “futile” resolutions.