Almotamar.net - The Group of Ten Ambassadors condemned on Monday the violence that has occurred in Amran and its surrounding areas.
In a statement issued by the Group on Monday and handed over to President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi by the U.S. and British ambassadors to Yemen, the Group of Ten Ambassadors condemned the violence that has occurred in Amran and surrounding areas in the north including the taking of the 310th Brigade with all its equipment and burning of the compound.
The Group called on all parties to cease armed conflict that has claimed and continues to claim Yemeni lives. The Group stressed that the Houthis, militias affiliated with political parties, and all armed groups and parties involved in the violence, must stop the fighting, respect all cease-fire agreements they all have committed to, especially that of June 22nd, withdraw from Amran, and turn over weapons to authorities loyal to the national government.
The Group of Ten Ambassadors warned that the continued violence would have grave consequences for the progress of Yemen’s transition, and those who have continued to resort to the use of arms and to violence, in the face of clear statements from the international community and in defiance of the best interests of the Yemeni people, would be held accountable for their actions.
The Group of Ten Ambassadors reiterated that intimidation by armed groups acting unlawfully and in disregard of the interests of the people would not be tolerated. It reaffirmed its support for the Panel of Experts appointed under UNSCR 2140 and warns all belligerents – including actors who have provided support to armed groups – that their actions have threatened the peace and stability of Yemen.
"The Group of Ten monitors the armed confrontation in Al Arhab with deep concern and demands that the current turmoil should not extend to other parts of the country, including Sana’a, and urges the immediate cessation of all violence", the statement said.
The statement added, "The Group of Ten Ambassadors stands by President Hadi and his efforts to implement National Dialogue Conference (NDC) outcomes, to negotiate peaceful reconciliation among all parties and create an impartial army with the obligation of neutrality at the service of the State.
The Group of ten affirmed in their statement that the GCC Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism provide the road map to a more stable and secure Yemen, for all Yemenis.
The Ambassadors called on all parties to implement the outcomes of the NDC, including the need to disarm and to participate peacefully in the transition process that had been established to address past grievances and establish an inclusive, representative system of governance.
The Group of Ten Ambassadors expressed its deep concern about the humanitarian situation in the north and in line with the Humanitarian Coordinator’s statement urged all parties to facilitate aid agencies’ access to civilians, and to protect and respect humanitarian activities, workers, and property at all times to ensure that aid can reach vulnerable people who are in desperate need of assistance.
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