Yemen’s Army and Ansarullah revolutionaries accepted the truce a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia, but vowed to respond to any violations.
“Following mediation from friendly countries to establish a humanitarian truce… we announce our agreement,” said Colonel Sharaf Luqman, spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, in a statement.Colonel Sharaf Luqman, spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces
Luqman meanwhile lashed out at the Saudi blockade on Yemen which is preventing humanitarian goods to enter to the Arab impoverished state.
“Any military violation of the ceasefire from al Qaeda and those who stand with it and support it and fund it will be responded to by the army and security and the popular committees,” he added in the statement.
Meanwhile, Ansarullah revolutionaries said they would deal “positively” with any efforts to lift the suffering of the Yemeni people.
In a statement released by the movement’s politburo late on Saturday, Ansarullah stressed the importance of lifting the siege on Yemen in order to let the aids enter the country which is suffering from a dire humanitarian crisis.
The revolutionary movement, which expelled al-Qaeda terrorists and their backers last September, also called for reviving dialogue between the Yemeni factions.
The ceasefire, which was set to allow time for donors to coordinate aid supplies, is due to come into force at 11 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Tuesday, Reuters news agency reported.
Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared the end of the aggression, dubbed “Decisive Strom,” and the start of another campaign called “Restoring Hope.” The Saudi-led warplanes are still conducting airstrikes on several areas across Yemen.