Warnings of “humanitarian” concessions that legitimize the Houthi “state.”

English - الأربعاء 08 يونيو 2022 الساعة 10:19 ص
Aden, NewsYemen, special:

 Informed sources told NewsYemen that UN and international arrangements are being made to launch negotiations in the Jordanian capital, Amman, between representatives of the Presidential Council and the Houthi group, to unify the financial and banking process between the two parties' control areas.

According to the sources, these arrangements, led by the UN envoy to discuss the economic aspect, come despite the failure to reach an agreement so far regarding the opening of roads around Taiz, due to the intransigence of the Houthi militia to open the main roads and the proposal to open other secondary roads.

Noting that the envoy's efforts to jump on the Taiz file to the economic file are consistent with the Houthi group's desire to reap additional gains in this file to invest in the international and regional trend to end the conflict in Yemen.

 The Houthi group has recently intensified talk about the economic aspect and its demand from the coalition and the government to pay the salaries of employees in its areas of control, and its call on the United Nations to quickly resolve this file.

And last Tuesday, the group’s spokesman, Muhammad Abd al-Salam, said that he discussed in the Omani capital, Muscat, with the UN envoy to Yemen “the importance of disbursing the salaries of employees throughout the republic,” noting that the meeting was attended by the governor of the Central Bank in Sana’a and appointed by the group.

The sources indicated that the Houthi group's urgency to present the economic file comes in light of secret consultations that took place during the last period in Muscat and what was proposed by America and Britain about "unifying the work of the central bank in Aden and the central bank in Sanaa, which is under the control of the Houthi group."

The Houthi group believes that talking about unifying the bank's activity in Aden and Sana'a means official recognition of the bank's appointed management and its involvement in managing the financial process in the liberated areas, which is an additional gain for it in addition to its success in extracting acceptance of the passports issued by it after the pressure exerted by the UN envoy on the Presidential Council under the banner of "humanitarian reasons".

The sources noted the strong position of the Southern Transitional Council in its rejection of moves aimed at "unifying the banking process between the Bank of Aden and the Sana'a Bank, which is under the control of the Houthi militia."

In its meeting held last Saturday, headed by Major General Ahmed Saeed bin Brik, the council referred to what it described as suspicious moves by a number of officials in the Central Bank's administration abroad.

They said that these moves are in line with "some dissonant voices calling for the unification of the banking operation with the Central Bank, which is under the control of the Houthi militia in Sana'a," she said.

Declaring its rejection of these moves, and warning at the same time, "those parties that seek to implement a suspicious agenda are the consequences of their actions," according to what was stated in the official news on the STC website.