UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Thursday that the agreement by Ansarullah movement, the General People's Congress (GPC) and their allies on forming a political council is a strong violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2216.
The envoy called on all Yemeni parties, especially the "Houthis", to avoid taking such unilateral measures which may undermine the political transition in Yemen.
The agreement on forming a political council with wide political, military, security, economic, administrative and social powers contravenes the commitments provided by Ansarullah and the GPC to support the UN-led peace process.
The announcement of unilateral governing arrangements is not in line with the peace process and endangers the substantial progress made during the Kuwait talks.
He added that the agreement breaches clearly Yemen's constitution, and the provisions of the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanisms.
Earlier, the Ansarullah movement announced a formation of a political council described by the internationally-recognized government of Yemen as a "new coup against legitimacy".
The government held Ansarullah the responsibility for the failure of the UN-brokered peace negotiations currently hosted by Kuwait.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK