Almotamar.net - The General People Congress (GPC)'s general committee discussed on Wednesday several ideas pertaining to a mechanism in accord with the constitution to carry out the Gulf initiative.
In its extraordinary meeting chaired by Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the GPC's general committee asserted that the implementation of the Gulf initiative should assure achieving its goals, which are:
- The solution should lead to maintain the unity, security and stability of Yemen.
- It should meet with the ambitions of the Yemeni people of change and reform.
- The transfer of powers should be carried out in smooth and safe way via a national concord to keep Yemen away from anarchy and violence.
- All parts have to abide by eliminating all elements of political and security tension.
- All parts have to abide by stopping all forms of revenge and prosecution via guarantees.
After reaching an agreement on the mechanism, President Ali Abdullah Saleh will issue a decree to authorize the Vice President with requisite constitutional powers to conduct a dialogue with the parts singed the initiative on the timeframe and follow-up of the mechanism's implementation under a regional and international auspice and to assure holding an early presidential election.
The GPC general committee called on the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and its partners to take part in the dialogue as soon as possible and to end the division in the military establishments.
The committee also demanded the security bodies to declare the findings of the investigation of the presidential palace mosque attack, which is almost completed as Vice President said.
During the meeting, the Vice President indicated to the decisions adopted to enhance the political and security performance, reviewing the practical steps taken in some governorates to overcome the difficulties hindering the supplies access to the citizens.
Hadi stressed to avoid complexity or delay, saying they always lead to failure.
The meeting has touched on the essential requirements to end the ongoing crisis safely.
The general committee voted unanimously for the statement issued by the end of its two-day meetings
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appealed member states and civil society organizations (CSOs) to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people, especially medical supplies to cope with the big number of injured as a result of the military aggression.
The Secretary General of the OIC Iyad Madani said, in a statement issued Monday, that the OIC is holding consultations with several civil society organizations that have consultative status in the organization to provide food and medical and humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday reminded all sides to the conflict in Yemen to ensure that attacks resulting in civilian casualties are promptly investigated and that international human rights and international humanitarian law are scrupulously respected during the conduct of hostilities in the country.
In addition to hundreds of fighters, at least 364 civilians are reported to have lost their lives since March 26, including at least 84 children and 25 women. Another 681 civilians – possibly more – have been injured. Dozens of public buildings, including hospitals, schools, airports and mosques have been destroyed in airstrikes, through shelling and other attacks.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has renewed his country's desire to resolve Yemen's crisis in Yemen through talks, revealing that his government urges Iran to play a role in bringing various Yemeni parties to the dialogue.
In his statement issued Monday, Sharif said that his country wants to resolve Yemen crisis through talks.
He added that Islamabad urged Tehran to play a role to bring conflicting parties in Yemen to the dialogue table, the official news agency of Pakistan quoted the Prime Minister as saying in a statement.
Professor Feaqa al-Saeed Ba'alawy, Assistant Secretary-General of the GPC, chaired a meeting of the civil society.
The meeting discussed a number of issues and challenges facing the country, particularly the Saudi brutal aggression on the country.
The UN secretary-general has said that two weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Yemen, “have turned an internal political crisis into a violent conflict that risks deep and long-lasting regional repercussions”.
Ban Ki-moon on Thursday told reporters that he was urging all countries in the region to go beyond national priorities and help the Yemeni people, saying “the last thing the region and our world need is more of the chaos and crimes we have seen in Libya and Syria”.
Two planeloads of medical aid landed in Sana'a on Friday.
The planes were sent by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The UNICEF plane contained almost 37 tons of medical aid, which "will be delivered to the Ministry of Public Health and Population, to distribute them to hospitals in the needed areas," said Mohammed al-Asadi, the communication officer at UNICEF.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded on Thursday to hold neutral investigations with all members in the Arab coalition forces attacking Yemen led by Saudi Arabia to find out if there are violations of war laws and to take the necessary procedures.
In its press release, the HRW expressed its deep concerns over war laws violations, noting that the airstrikes led to the killing of at least 29 civilians and injured 41 others, including 14 children and 11 women in Al-Mazraq refugees camp in Hajjah governorate in addition to medical facilities, a local market and a bridge.
Iraq and Iran confirmed on Thursday the importance of halting military operations on Yemen, expressing their concern on the consequences of the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
The statement was made during a meeting by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to Fars news agency.
The European Union (EU) has called the conflicting parties in Yemen to avoid targeting civilians and infrastructure in the country.
In joint statements made by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, they condemned targeting hospitals and destruction of homes, schools and basic infrastructure, saying such acts are unacceptable