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Houthis & Saudi-Led Coalition Reach Prisoner Exchange Deal & PM Abiy Writes Letter 2 Yemen Ppl Asks Them 2 Work 4 Peace!
Yemen's Houthis, Saudi-led coalition reach prisoner exchange deal
Tue Dec 4, 2018 08:28AM [Updated: Tue Dec 4, 2018 09:05AM ]
UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (C) leaves after a meeting with the President of the Houthi Revolutionary Committee, in Sana'a, Yemen, November 24, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
A Houthi official says the Saudi-led coalition and militants fighting on its behalf in Yemen have signed a UN-brokered deal for exchanging prisoners with the Houthi Ansarullah movement, prior to the peace negotiations due to be launched in Sweden.
Abdul Qader al-Murtaza, chairman of the Houthi-run Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, confirmed the news to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency on Monday.
“The UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, communicated to us that coalition forces and the Yemeni [self-proclaimed] government have also signed the prisoner exchange agreement that was signed in November by the Houthis,” he said.
Murtaza also noted that the agreement marks the first step towards resolving the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Peace talks between Yemen’s opposite parties are expected to begin in Sweden as early as Wednesday.
Griffiths arrived in Sana’a, the Houthi-run Yemeni capital, on Monday to escort the Houthi delegation to the planned discussions.
Meanwhile, a UN source told Reuters that the former Saudi-backed regime had also confirmed that it would follow the Houthis to the Sweden peace talks.
On Monday, a UN-chartered plane carrying 50 wounded Houthi fighters and three Yemeni doctors left Sana’a for Oman's capital, Muscat, for treatment. The plane took off just a few hours after the UN envoy arrived in Sana’a.
PressTV-UN evacuates wounded Houthis ahead of peace talks
A group of 50 wounded Houthi fighters have been evacuated from the Yemeni capital for medical treatment ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden.
Griffiths thanked all parties for facilitating the evacuation of the wounded fighters.
Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a member of the Houthis’ political bureau, told Reuters that the movement’s delegation would travel to Sweden Tuesday morning on a plane provided by Kuwait and accompanied by Griffiths.
However, Yemeni Minister of Information Daifallah al-Shami said that the Houthis had not received any official invitation for the UN-mediated peace talks in Sweden.
“So far (December 2), we have not received any invitation directly from the UN on peace talks in Sweden. From the efforts of UN and its special envoy, we can't see any clear vision for peace talks,” he said.
The previous round of the peace talks collapsed in the Swiss city of Geneva in September.
‘Khashoggi crisis pressured Saudis into deal’
Lawrence Davidson, professor at the West Chester University, has told Press TV, that the prisoner exchange deal was made possible because of mounting international pressure on the Riyadh regime over the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi.
“A lot of it has to do with the diplomatic pressure because of the murder of a US-based Saudi journalist and the anger that is generated in Congress and also other countries that are refusing ... to sell them (the Saudis) weapons,” he said.
PressTV-HRW calls for MbS arrest during G20 summit in Argentina
Argentine judicial officials are considering a request by Human Rights Watch to prosecute bin Salman over the Yemen war and Khashoggi's murder when the Saudi crown prince enter Argentina for a G20 summit.
“So, this is a tactical move on their part to try to relieve some of that pressure. How far it will go, we will have to see,” he added.
Khashoggi’s murder is widely blamed on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been leading the war on Yemen in his capacity as the kingdom’s defense minister.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the deadly military aggression against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the country's former Riyadh-allied regime and crush the Houthis, who have been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government.
The war is estimated to have left 56,000 Yemenis dead.
Back in June, the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on the port city of Hudaydah despite international warnings that it would compound the war-torn nation’s humanitarian crisis.
The Saudi-led offensive, coupled with a naval blockade, has destroyed Yemen's infrastructure and led to famine in the import-dependent state.
About 8.4 million Yemenis are now facing starvation. The number is likely to increase to 14 million.
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ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ፡ ብኢድ ኣታውነት ግዳማውያን ሓይልታት እትሕመስ ንዘላ የመንን ተዋጋእቲ ሓይልታትን ናብ ሰላማዊ መገዲ ክኣትዉ፣ ህዝቦም ካብ ዝኸፍአ ጸገም ከድሕኑ ዝሓትት ደብዳበ ጽሒፉ።
እዚ ብቋንቋታት ኣምሓርኛ፣ ዓረብኛን ኢንግሊዘኛን ዝተጽሓፈ ደብዳበ፡ ኣብ ውግእ የመን ንዝሳተፉ ዘለው ሓይሊታት'ኳ እንተዘይነቐፈ፡ ኣብ የመን ክልተ ጫፍ ሒዞም ንዝዋግኡ ዘለው ሓይሊታት ግን ሚሒር ኾኒኑ።
ቤት ጽሕፈት ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ብትዊተር ኣብ ዝጠቅዖ ደብዳበ፡ ኣብ የመን ንዘሎ ሕንክርክር ንህዝቢ የመን ብሕታዊ ተሓታቲ ዝገበረ'ዩ።
የመን ኣብ ጥንታዊ ስልጣነ ዓብዪ ቦታ ከምዝነበራ ብምብራህ ዝጀመረ እዚ ደብዳበ፡ የመን ኣብ ቅዱሳት መጽሓፍቲ ዘለዋ ቦታን ክብርን'ውን የጉልህ።
'ምትእትታው ሓይልታት ግዳም ደው ይበል'
ደብረጽዮን ኣብ ወፍሪ ብልሽውና እንታይ'ዩ ዝብል? ሞያውያን’ከ?
"ድምጺ ሕብረተሰብና ዝዉክል ኣካይዳ ክህልወና'ዩ"
ኣብ ብሉይ ኪዳን "ናይ ዕብየት መሬት" ከምዝተብሃለት፡ ብጥንታውያን ግብጻውያን ድማ "ዝተቐደሰት መሬት" ተባሂላ ሽማ ከምዝተጸርሐን፡ ቑርዓን'ውን ብዓብዪ ክብሪ ከምዝጠቕሳን ኣቐዲሙ ይዝርዝር።
ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ ዝፈሓፎ ደብዳበ በዚ ኣየእኸለን።
እንትቕጽል፡ "ብሓደ ኣምላኽ ዝኣምንን ሓደ ሃይማኖትን ዝኣምን ህዝቢ ንምንታይ ኣብ ኲናት ይእዘኽ" ኢሉ ብምሕታት፡ "ንምንታይ ሃብትኹም ተዕንው? ንምንታይ ሃገርኩም ተብርሱ? ንምንታይ ህይወትኩም ተጥፍኡ? እናበለ'ውን ይሓትት።
"ደቕኹም ንምንታይ ወለዲ ኣልቦ ክኾኑ ትገብሩ" ኢሉ'ውን ዝሓትት እዚ ደብዳበ፡ እታ ሃገር ብኩሉ ኣንፈት ተዕንውዋ ኢኹም ዘለኹም፡ ንምኻኑ እንታይ ክትረኽቡ ኢኹም? ብምባል ምኽንያታውያን ኩኑ ብምባል ነቶም ተዋጋእቲ ሓይልታት ይነቅፍ።
100 መዓልታት ስራሕ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ
ኢንጂነር ኣይሻ መሓመድ፡ ፈላሚት ጓል ኣንስተይቲ ሚኒሰተር ምክልኻል ሃገር
ኣብ የመን ንዝበጽሕ ዘሎ ዕንወት የመናውያን ሓላፍነት ክወስዱ ከምዘለዎም ድማ ኣብ ካልኣይ ገጽ እቲ ደብዳበ ሰፊሩ ይርከብ።
እዚ ዝዘርዘረ ደብዳበ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስትር ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ፡ ኣብ መወዳእታ ዕርቀ ሰላም ክመጽእ ጠሊቡ።