Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday has announced the end of the four week Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen claiming that the threat had been eliminated. The coalition of Sunni Arab countries in the region that was led by Saudi Arabia was aimed at restoring the President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi back to power.
The coalition announced the end of the airstrikes marking a political phase of the operations to restore stability in Yemen. The move has been welcomed by the UN and Washington urging all the parties involved taking part in the talks that will resume normalcy in Yemen.
The possibility of resuming the airstrikes has however not been taken off the table and will be used if need be. The naval and air blockade strategically placed on the country will not be moved.
President Hadi in televised speech from Saudi Arabia promised the Yemeni people victory and condemned the crisis that the rebels had created in the country as well as promising to return to Aden and Sanaa.
Saudi-led airstrikes can boast of destroying of the heavy weaponry and ballistic missiles that were grabbed by the Houthi rebels. Despite the fact that they have not recaptured the capital city from the rebels, they are positive that the negotiations and talks will bring about change.
Among the suggested solutions henceforth for Yemen include aid to deal with the humanitarian crisis, global back-up to fight terrorism and the rebels as well as international cooperation to prevent arms from getting to the rebels.
Iran which is a Shiite Arab country has received the news very positively terming it as step forward from the killings of innocent people. Iran has brewed controversy as they have been linked with backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen an allegation they have maintained their non-involvement with.
Calls for the ceasefire have been looming seeing as the airstrikes were proving ore destructive than they were helpful and the rebels had gained more control since they began.
The rebels reacted to by calling a mass rally in the capital, Sanaa to celebrate the ceasefire.
Optimism has been expressed globally with sentiments expressing faith in the political phase of liberating Yemen which was at the blink of collapse.
The UN Security Council hopes that its Resolution 2216 will be effected. The resolution provides that the Houthi pull back from all the territories they have seized in a bid to pave way for positive and effective dialogue on peace.