Reference subject: A letter of the National Alliance of Political Parties and Forces addressed to the Chairman and members of the Presidential Leadership Council regarding the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to thrust the Houthi militia into peace.
Text of the letter:
His Excellency Dr. Rashad al-Alimi, Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council
The honorable members of the Presidential Leadership Council
After greeting everybody, we say:
Proceeding from their national and historical responsibility and in line with their positions and efforts in support of Yemeni legitimacy and the agreed-upon terms of reference, the Yemeni political forces and parties have followed with great interest the developments of the comprehensive settlement file and the efforts made by the brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by hosting a delegation from the Houthi coup militia in Riyadh. Having also that the political forces and parties appreciate these efforts and the brothers’ constant keenness to bring peace, support the interests of the Yemeni people, and alleviate their suffering resulting from the Houthi militia’s coup and its brutal aggression against the people, confiscating their will, and imposing its sectarian project by force of arms and violence, we affirm the following:
First: Permanent and just peace is the demand of the Yemenis and their greatest concern, in accordance with the agreed-upon terms of reference represented by the Gulf Initiative and its Executive Mechanism, the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference and Security Council resolutions, the most important of which is Resolution 2216, and all of this can only be achieved through Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations and with the participation of all political components, youth and women.
Second: Reaffirming without ambiguity our support and praise for all the efforts and endeavors made to achieve true peace in its clear and just meaning and without any derogation from the huge sacrifices made by the Yemenis and their rights to justice, equality, and citizenship in a way that embodies their will, preserve their gains, and meets their ambitions.
Third: The political parties and forces stress the necessity of involving them in developing solutions and not excluding them from the course of events related to the negotiations because these parties and forces are key players concerned with peace and the future of Yemen and because they are also present on the scene and it is impossible to ignore them. Nor can any step be made towards a true and just peace without a real and effective partnership with the political forces and parties who represent one of the pillars of the national struggle and its eternal gains.
Fourth: The political forces and parties reaffirm their adherence to the pillars of the solution based on the following:
- Comprehensive and lasting peace, based on the three terms of reference, which would lead to the stability, safety and territorial integrity of Yemen.
2- Peace that works to end the coup and its destructive consequences for the state’s administrative apparatus, distorting educational curricula and tearing apart the national fabric.
3- Disarming the heavy and medium Houthi militia, emphasizing the state’s exclusive right to possess weapons and monopolize force, returning funds and public and private property looted by the militia, lifting the siege on Taiz, addressing the issues of those forcibly displaced from their Governorates, uncovering those forcibly disappeared in Houthi militia detention centers, stopping the mock trials held by the Houthi militias against citizens, and the implementation of the provisions of the Stockholm Agreement.
4- Preserving the legal status of Yemeni legitimacy.
5- Achieving transitional justice in a way that ensures determining criminal responsibility for war crimes committed by the Houthi militia and its human rights violations and reparation of the victims in order to achieve justice and end impunity.
Fifth: The political forces and parties stress the need to accelerate the declaration of the formation of the negotiating team that will represent legitimacy, with the participation of all political forces supporting it.
Sixthly and finally: The political forces and parties stress the need for all state institutions to return to the interim capital, Aden, especially the Presidential Leadership Council and the House of Representatives, in order to exercise their duties, activate the judiciary and public prosecution organs, and create conditions that help state institutions perform their duties and responsibilities to the fullest. Also, the stability of state leaders and institutions and the exercise of their duties from outside Yemen is considered an omission of the duty of responsibility.