Houthi Ansarullah Movement Welcomes Change of UN Envoy on Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of the Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohamed Ali Al-Houthi welcomed change of the UN special envoy Ismael Ould Cheikh with new person.
“It is positive that the United Nations has met the demands of the Yemeni people, who rejected the envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh and it has chosen another,” president of the Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee said in a tweet on Monday evening.
Al-Houthi asked the UN to choose a kind envoy who respect the Yemeni people’s wishes and do not work for earning the Saudi Riyals.
He voiced hope that the new UN envoy speed up the peace process successfully and stop the Saudi aggression, Yemen Press reported.
In the meantime, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Saleh Al Sammad in a message released in his twitter account welcomed the change.
“The resignation of Ould Cheikh is a clear message to all political parties inside Yemen and outside it,” he said, noting that the country is facing a very complicated plot.
He added that” We thank Ould Cheikh for his resignation” just like the former UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Bin Omar.
He urged Ould Cheikh to hold a press conference on the reasons for his resignation.
Sources in New York revealed that the UN has appointed senior international mediator Martin Griffiths as the new envoy to Yemen.
Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down when his current contract finishes at the end of February after nearly three years in the job.