Head of the Consultations and Reconciliation Commission of the Yemen Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) Mohammed al-Ghaithi revealed that the UN-sponsored truce was meant to last six months, rather than two.
Ghaithi pointed to Houthi intransigence and lack of commitment to ceasefire terms and conditions cutting the truce short and said that he didn’t expect a ceasefire extension without the Iran-backed militia showing good intentions on a practical level.
“The UN envoy must present a clear framework for a comprehensive political process, and a precise and detailed vision of the solution that includes the political, humanitarian, military and security arrangements,” said Ghaithi.
He added that the UN envoy’s vision must include international and regional commitments and agreements, foremost of which are UN Security Council resolutions, the Riyadh Agreement, and the outcomes of the Gulf Cooperation Council consultations.
“There is a need to accommodate all these aspirations and political demands in a comprehensive vision of a successful peace process,” he told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Ghaithi emphasized that the Consultation and Reconciliation Commission, which supports the PLC, is the party concerned with establishing peace in Yemen.
According to Ghaithi, the Commission is also responsible for rapprochement between Yemeni political components and forces.
Moreover, the Commission will partake in the process of the PLC forming a joint delegation to represent it at negotiations.
Ghaithi confirmed that the coming period will be focused on unifying ranks and parties against the threats and dangers facing the country.
Ghaithi stressed that the Commission represents all parties and political forces, which makes the issue of discussion, consultation and consensus possible.
He stressed that the aspirations, demands and rights of the political parties within the commission will be agreed upon jointly under the umbrella of the UN.