Yemen: Defusing the Saada Time Bomb
Crisis Group Middle East Report N°86, 27 May 2009Page v
condemning the stigmatisation of the Hashemite identity and facilitating the entry of qualified Hashemites into state institutions.
To rebel leaders:
Release government soldiers and other persons detained in the context of the war.
Articulate political demands and publish a political program as a step toward becoming a political movement or party.
Endorse clearly government sovereignty in Saada governorate and other districts with a rebel presence.
To civil society organisations:
Support and participate in mediation, damage-assessment and reconstruction efforts in war-affected regions.
Promote dialogue between the government and insurgent leaders.
To Western donor governments:
Pressure both sides to end the conflict and participate in mediation efforts.
Insist on full access to war-affected regions for diplomats, journalists, and humanitarian and human rights organisations.
Pledge reconstruction assistance for the development of Saada governorate as an incentive to reach a durable peace agreement.
To regional countries:
Pledge diplomatic support as well as development and reconstruction assistance to war-affected areas.
Condemn and refrain from any military or financial assistance to parties in conflict, including tribes or armed militias.
Sanaa/Brussels, 27 May 2009