The Southern National Salvation Council, a resistance movement in southern Yemen, has categorically rejected the Riyadh Agreement, the occupation and its leaders.
The organisation states that it rejects any agreement that “does not demand the departure of foreign troops and preserves our independence and sovereign decision.”
In a statement, the Council affirmed its rejection of any agreements that do not derive their legitimacy from the people through legitimate means such as elections, referendums or the consensus of all national forces.
The Southern National Salvation Council, in a statement said that “the Riyadh accord gave legitimacy to the Saudi foreign occupation to stay and give it the right to run local affairs in the country”.
“The Riyadh Agreement nakes access to power a reward for those who speak and rely on the power of arms and predominance, and try to derive their legitimacy from the support of foreign countries,” the statement read.
“The agreement gives legitimacy to the regional militias that are followers to external powers and considers them part of the institutions of the national state.”
The statement pointed out that the Riyadh agreement “carries with it time bombs that threaten our present and future with more divisions, fragmentation and wars.”
The Southern National Salvation Council concluded by calling
on all national forces and personalities to join forces and prepare to face the occupation in order to thwart all its projects.
The Council renewed its call for national forces to unite to create a genuine national partnership that creates the conditions for restoring power to the people so that they can have a final say in their own self-determination.
The Southern National Salvation Council (SNSC) is a Southern Yemeni organisation that was founded to oppose any and all foreign intervention in the southern provinces of Yemen.
The SNSC opposes the Saudi and Emirati invasion and their alleged “support” for the Southern separatist cause, and is as such heavily opposed to the UAE-backed mercenary group called the Southern Transitional Council.