THE Yemeni peace talks are still swinging on the same spot as a result of the inability to build trust after more than three months of negotiations. It seems the coup plotters wanted this scenario to improve their positions through thousands of ceasefire breaches.
This is what the deposed leader clearly expressed in a politically arrogant manner when he said that he is ready for 10 or 12 years of war as the peace talks deadline draws nearer. If it approaches without finding a solution, this will mean the Yemenis have thrown away the last chance for rebuilding the country and restoring stability.
Undoubtedly, the suffering of Yemenis intensifies as each day passes by without reaching an agreement. Up to this day, the negotiations have yet to reach the stage of building trust due to coup situations created by the Houthi-Saleh team, whereas the government delegation is seeking to overcome the obstacles in a bid to end the suffering caused by coup plotters who seem to connect their internal crises with files of the region in response to the Iranian demands. This is what the statements of the officials in Tehran have conveyed.
If the deposed Abdullah Saleh gambles on this matter, he has to go back and read the biography of Sayf bin Dh¥-Yazan and how the Persians dealt with him when he helped them conquer Yemen.
It is a fact that there is an end to negotiations; they will not continue forever, so the legitimate government, Popular Resistance and Arab coalition will not hesitate in finding a military solution to prevent the loss of more lives after they managed within a year and a half to drive away the coup plotters from most cities and governorates which the latter occupied and surrounded including Sanaa.
This means that whoever signals the continuation of war for a decade has lost political wisdom under the pressure of protecting the way back to rule by mortgaging himself to the Iranian expansion project.
Saleh and his Houthi cronies must learn with certainty that whatever transpired in the last months was a blow to the back of the Iranian project.
This project made the supposedly happy Yemen miserable in order to build from its ruins and the skulls of its sons and daughters a bridge to the Two Holy Mosques. However, the Arab coalition destroyed the pillars of the project.
The coalition’s support for the legitimate government and Popular Resistance did not only dispel the Iranian dream in the South of the Arab Peninsula but in the whole region as well.
Today, after 75 days since the start of the Yemeni talks, we read between the lines of statements issued by the chief of coup plotters – a declaration of advanced death notice for the last opportunity as well as the continuation of the useless war.
For this and in order to alleviate Guthe suffering which the coup plotters are seeking to prolong, military punishment is the only solution so that the negotiation will not keep on swinging towards a dead end.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, Arab Times