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Yemen’s Revolutionary Committee Announces Ceasefire Initiative

Aug. 1, 2018 (EIRNS)—In a statement received by EIR, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, President of the Revolutionary Committee of Yemen in Sana’a, announced a unilateral ceasefire and requested the same from Saudi-led aggressors. The statement says in part:

“We declared our peace initiative by calling upon the Yemeni officials to stop all military operations in the sea battle fronts—to be a complete ceasefire in all the front battles—if the coalition will respond with the same action, as we are hoping they will do if they are really considering the peace for the Yemeni people, who are suffering because of the blockade and the aggression, a humanitarian crisis considered to be the worst, especially now with such a high level of famine and spread of epidemics; and to start the ceasefire immediately after declaring it unless the aggressors escalate their sea military operations.”

The ceasefire applies to the west coast regions on the Red Sea, and if it is accepted by the Saudi coalition, it would then be extended to all fronts. Al-Houthi also stated that they are ready to relaunch the national reconciliation dialogue, convene a new transitional government and prepare a general election.

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