Yemen and International Safeguards
The daily Houthi violations of the Stockholm Agreement raise the fears and concerns of observers and those interested in the Yemeni issue, especially as the country, which has been experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as a result of the devastation caused by the Iranian-backed militias, no longer bears to turn back.
The statistics of these violations have not stopped rising since the signing of the agreement adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council. Until yesterday, the Houthi militias have breached 190 ceasefire cases in Al-Hudaydah despite the international team's commencement of its mission in Yemen. This reflects the Houthis are not serious to fulfill their moral obligations, not to mention the legal obligations ratified by the Security Council.
The Stockholm Agreement represents a first step towards the salvation of Yemen from the atrocities of war. As it is hoped that all parties will implement it on the ground, yet, the legal responsibility for its protection rests with the United Nations which sponsored it since it was a draft with outlines until it was signed in the Swedish capital before receiving the International consensus in New York.
The peace project in Yemen is an integrated project in terms of mechanisms, and no timetable should miss any substantive issues that serve the interest of the Yemeni people such as halting the Houthi crimes against the Yemeni children, women and elders through detentions, forced recruitment and the hundreds of thousands of mines laid by the Houthis in the Yemeni lands that they leave to hunt civilians.
Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert, who heads the UN observer team in Yemen, called on leaders of the Huthi militias to dismantle the mines laid in Al-Hudaydah before withdrawal, in order to make way for the movement of civilians and to ensure safe crossings for relief convoys. This is an intuitive procedure suggesting actual commitment to turning texts into tangible reality through which Yemeni citizens feel secure after years of being taken hostages by the Houthi coupists.