The world reminds the North that unity is a bilateral decision, not a slogan to be threatened

English - الأحد 02 أكتوبر 2022 الساعة 07:15 م
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Months ago, the Saudi ambassador, Muhammad Al Jaber, detonated a surprise related to reminding the Yemeni parties that "unity" is a "Yemeni" affair to be decided by its parties, and that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has remained on its firm position since the 1993 crisis, "there is no unity by coercion and no separation by force."

Yesterday, the US envoy, "Lenderking" joined the same trend, which seems to be aimed at a dual position, north and south. 

In the north, you should hear the parties that pay lip service to the unity as if it were a military option. The world that supported a military operation against Al-Houthi will not stand with any other option that believes that it will decide the political options with weapons, and that unity is a bilateral affair between its parties and not a slogan for one party.

In the south, the impossibility of the world accepting the unity imposed by force is equal to its rejection of any options against this unity by force as well.. Houthi secession in the north will not be recognized, nor will it recognize any country that places borders by force between the Yemenis unless it takes place through peaceful, consensual and political and legal debate.

"Lenderking" said that the decision whether or not to maintain the unity of Yemen "cannot be taken on behalf of Yemen," stressing that "it is up to the Yemenis."

In an interview with The Independent on whether the United States supports the policy of "One Yemen" similar to "One China", the US envoy replied, "We believe that Yemenis should make their own decisions regarding the future of their country, including this issue."  

Lenderking had said in previous statements he made to the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera that the future of Yemen is determined through negotiation.

Ambassador Muhammad Al Jaber, during an interview with "Rotana Khalijia" channel, responded to a question about his country's position, whether it is with unity or separation?, by saying that "Saudi Arabia is with the Yemeni decision, consensus and national dialogue, whatever the outcome is without the use of force, one party against another."

The Saudi ambassador referred at the time to what was stipulated in the Riyadh Agreement that the southern issue should be present in the final solution negotiations in Yemen, and the presence of the Southern Transitional Council in the negotiations as its representative.

 The head of the Southern Transitional Council, a member of the Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous al-Zubaidi, had confirmed that the transitional had set three paths, one of which is the survival of unity in its current form, the second federalism, and the third the restoration of the southern state, saying that these are options decided by the southern people, who must be granted their right to self-determination as a democratic requirement and an entry point for peace and coexistence, acknowledging that these are options for after the liberation of Sanaa, and its restoration from the aggressive Iranian axis against the island and the Gulf.

On the other hand, the Chairman of the Leadership Council, "Rashad Al-Alimi" seeks calm over the unity struggles in the north and south, and to deal realistically, as this clash will only serve the "Houthi", which controls the north.

The northern parties today do not have any southern popular support, and any movement of the northern parties in the south today is nothing but an increase in the southern-south conflicts, which dispute the representation of the south, but do not have any extension or northern presence.

These discussions reinforce the Emirati position, which has emphasized since the outbreak of the war that the issue of unity and its survival is something that the Yemenis decide at the negotiating table without imposing any option by force, and limiting the battle at the present time against the Houthi militia.