May 6, 2016

Riyadh-Yemeni informed sources revealed for Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthi delegation, which is participating in the Kuwait talks, has three operation rooms that are responsible for helping the delegation to manipulate the talks track that are supervised by the United Nations.

The sources added that these operation rooms include Iranian and foreign experts and is joined via telecommunication network that is spread among Tehran, Kuwait and another Gulf country.

They also explained that the Yemeni legitimate government delegation is being subjected to international pressure in order to make concessions in the talks, confirming that the delegation has received strict orders from the legitimate leadership not to sign any agreement that is not related to the U.N. resolution 2216, according to five points that were agreed upon earlier.

The sources also noted that the rebel team and its media staff are trying to provoke the hosting country by launching their sectarian slogans in the streets of Kuwait or appearing in military suits on TV channels, which let Kuwaiti authorities warn the coup team members and threaten to expel them if they continued to break the laws and public morals in Kuwait.

Moreover, the consultation in Kuwait between the Yemeni government team and the Houthi and Saleh’s rebel team have not tackled major issues that the two teams disagree on since the rebel delegation is procrastinating and is insisting on discussing the political process before submitting the army’s weaponries and withdrawing from the cities.

Therefore, they are trying to legislate their coup at a time when the government’s delegation is sticking to its stance to end all the procedures of the coup before talking about the political process in the country.

On the other hand, according to the U.N.’s agenda, Kuwait talks include five different points: the withdrawal of militias, handover of heavy and medium weapons to the state, agreeing on temporary security arrangements, enabling state institutions through public dialogue between Yemenis and the formation of a committee to resolve the issues of detainees and prisoners.

The Yemeni government adheres to implementing these points before tackling any other matter.

For his part, the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced on Thursday the formation of three committees in Kuwait consultations in order to discuss the five points and decide on a mechanism to implement the U.N. resolution 2216.

The three committees created are on political matters, military and security issues, and dealings with prisoners.

In a common matter, the member at the National Dialogue Conference and the logistic crew of the Yemeni government’s delegation, Hamza al-Kamali, confirmed that the government’s vision is based on regaining the state and restoring peace and stability in the country.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that discussions in Kuwait that are aimed at tackling the U.N. agenda’s five main points are being prevaricated by the Houthi rebels, who are working on lengthening the time to find a way out in a way they maintain their coup against the state.

Al-Kamali added that the rebels’ delegation arrived at Kuwait with one main goal, which is to share the power and confirm their coup whereas the government delegation arrived to find a solution to end this war and restore peace, stability and public services for its citizens.

Source: http://english.aawsat.com/2016/05/article55350343/three-operation-rooms-houthis-kuwaitaffiliated-tehran

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