GCC deeply concerned by developments in Yemen

GCC deeply concerned by developments in Yemen


Riyadh — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states expressed deep concern over the latest step by Houthis and followers of Ali Abdullah Saleh who signed an agreement to form a political council in Yemen, claiming that it will enjoy all political, military, security, economic and social powers, and manage state affairs.

GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said that the signing of the agreement to form political council was a clear violation of the resolutions of the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Security Council resolution 2216, the initiative of the Gulf and its executive mechanism and the outcome of the comprehensive national dialogue.

The GCC member states consider this step as creating obstacles on the way to a political agreement to end the suffering of the people of Yemen.

They considered such steps as undermining the international community’s efforts to find a political solution through consultations in accordance with the agreed terms of reference represented in the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outcome of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216.