June 2, 2022
A Statement by His Excellency Ambassador Mohammed Al-Hadhrami
On the Introduced House Joint Resolution 87 of the US Congress
The newly proposed Joint Resolution No.87 of the US House of Representatives, introduced on May 31, 2022, and announced yesterday June 1, 2022, invoking the 1973 War Powers Resolution and aiming at ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition, will not end the suffering of Yemenis, but rather will boost the Houthis’ intransigence and prolong the war.
Ending the war in Yemen is and has always been the main objective of the Yemeni Government. Ending the war will end the suffering of the Yemeni people. However, ending the Saudi-led Coalition and the US support for it in Yemen will most certainly not. In fact, ending the US support for the Coalition in Yemen will indeed exacerbate the situation and make the suffering of Yemenis endure as well as expand.
We appreciate the genuine concerns about Yemen expressed by Members of Congress. And Yemen needs all the help that it can get, especially now, but also going forward. However, the war will not end except when only the Houthi militia realizes that they will not control Yemen alone and that Iran’s support will not enable them to reach their sinister objectives.
To end the war in Yemen, we ask the US Congress to:
- Support the Central Bank of Yemen, so we can curb inflation and facilitate the provision of salaries to the Yemeni people.
- Help fund the UN Plan to resolve the FSO Safer oil tanker issue, so we can save the lives and livelihoods of millions of Yemenis, and avert a costly environmental disaster on the Red Sea that could occur.
- Demand that all roads in Yemen be opened according to the truce so that millions of Yemenis trapped by the Houthis in Taiz can finally have freedom of movement.
- Condemn Iran’s malign ongoing activities in the region, particularly in Yemen, so that the Houthis can finally realize peace is their only viable option.
Without question, this is what Yemen and Yemenis need. And this is what will end the war in Yemen, which will be conducive to reaching a secure and sustainable peace. And we sincerely hope that the United States Congress will help us to achieve this imperative.