Arab News – The Council of Ministers has condemned the Houthi militants for breaking a truce aimed at restoring peace in Yemen. It also welcomed the pacts signed to end the conflicts in Syria and Libya.
These were some of the key decisions taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamamah palace on Monday afternoon, said Culture and Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi in a statement to SPA.
On the 34-nation Saudi-led anti-terror alliance, Al-Toraifi said that the Cabinet commended Arab, Muslim and friendly countries, international organizations and parliaments for supporting the entity. It also expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Nigeria in confronting terrorist groups in that country.
The Cabinet denounced the Houthi militias’ “non-compliance after the announcement of a cease-fire during the peace talks between the Yemeni parties under the auspices of the UN in Geneva, and their violation of the truce by committing actions that do not serve the negotiations aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Yemeni cause,” Al-Toraifi said.
The Cabinet hailed the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 on Syria, which sets up the political process to resolve the crisis based on the principles of the Geneva 1 declaration and the Vienna 1 and 2 conferences.
This would see the formation of a transitional governing body with full political and security powers that can administer the country’s affairs and ensure that it can rebuild the country and preserve its territorial integrity, Al-Toraifi said.
The ministers also hailed the signing of a peace pact between various Libyan parties in Al-Sukhairat city, Morocco, under the auspices of the UN. The Kingdom hopes that the accord would restore security and stability in Libya, said Al-Toraifi.