Yemen’s Political Council is expected to issue a general amnesty decree soon as part of a new bid to launch an intra-Yemeni dialogue that is not influenced by foreign intervention. It also aims to improve the chances of reconciliation among all Yemeni parties.
Salah al-Samad, head of Yemen’s Political council, made the announcement following a meeting in which discussions encompassed various sides of the war including willingness to cooperate with initiatives that aim to end the aggression and lift the siege on the people of Yemen.
As most political decisions, the issue will result in substantial consequences within Yemen. It is also reflective of the new council’s policies.
On Monday, the ruling council pledged to resume negotiations on ending the war on Yemen but reserved the right to resist against assaults by the Saudi-backed exiled government.
“I believe there are serious international intentions to reach peace and we will do our best to take any chance to stop the aggression and lift the suffering from our Yemeni people,” Samad said.
At the same time, the council has adopted national unity as a strategy to confront the ongoing Saudi-led intervention. It has undertaken the task of uniting Yemenis against a common enemy: Riyadh.
Upon its formation, a massive demonstration showing support for the council took place in the capital Sana’a. Amid divisions and attempts to break down the country, Yemenis have found stability under the Supreme Political Council.
An amnesty decree means there is seriousness in handling power. The 10-member body is planning to build a post-war Yemen with the amnesty decree acting as a first step toward reuniting the Yemeni people under the flag of national identity.
Such prospects would surely gain supporters. At the same time, the effects of the Saudi military’s propaganda and brainwashing manoeuvres would be countered by another force that aims to pull Yemenis from the rubble of Riyadh’s bombardment, and re-establish the fabric of the nation.
The Saudis, meanwhile, have repeatedly failed to recruit tribesmen who support Yemen’s revolution against their puppet former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
As many Yemenis look forward to the amnesty decree for a chance to alter their choices, the Supreme Political Council is beginning to prove itself as a reliable ruling body with a viable plan to address Yemen’s national identity.
Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party announced the decision to form the council in July. It was formally established on August 6, with the Ansarullah movement and Saleh’s faction possessing an equal share in the body that has been tasked with charting Yemen’s political track.