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OIC Calls on Houthis to Engage in Yemen Peace Process

OIC Calls on Houthis to Engage in Yemen Peace Process

Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 - 05:30
The silhouette of a Yemeni walking through a street after a UN-brokered truce expired, in Sanaa, Yemen, 04 October 2022. (EPA)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation said on Tuesday the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen will be held completely responsible for the economic and humanitarian repercussions of their rejection of the United Nations’ envoy to propose and extend the nationwide truce.

The two-month truce expired on Sunday with parties failing to agree on a third extension. The truce was first adopted in April and was extended twice since.

The OIC said the Houthis will be held responsible for the resumption of military operations and their attempts “to spread terror and chaos in the region for the purpose of achieving their illegitimate goals and ends.”

In a statement, it urged the coup militias to “engage in the political process,” holding them responsible for “impeding the political solution in Yemen by failing to commit to the truce and creating excuses to renege on pledges.”

This demonstrates that the Houthis prefer the military solution to the political one, added the OIC.

It called on the Houthis to commit to extending and expanding the truce and implementing all its conditions.

It also called on the international community to assume its responsibility in line with international laws and treaties.

The OIC stressed that it stands by Yemen and efforts to end the suffering of its people and achieve peace, stability and development.

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