UN Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar has told media outlets that there are some sides in Yemen that seek behind the scenes to hamper the power transfer in Yemen. The UN Security Council held a closed session on Tuesday to discuss Yemen's development and steps made under the GCC-mediated power transfer deal, the resolution of UN Security Council 2104, 2051.
Benomar presented an evolution report to the UN Security Council in light of its recent visit to Yemen that lasted two weeks and that was devoted to assess the political settlement in Yemen.
In remarks to media outlets, Benomar praised efforts of Yemeni sides to participate in the national dialogue.
He revealed that the High Commissioner for Human Rights is preparing a new report about human rights in Yemen to be presented to the human rights council.
He urged the Yemenis to implement the recommendations of the Human Rights Council's resolution through creation of an independent committee to investigate violations, pointing out that the former government publically pledged to the resolution and that it made no tangible process.
UN Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benoamr left on Saturday Sana'a after a two-week visit in which he met with Yemeni officials and discussed with them the political settlement.
During his repeated visits to Yemen, Benomar could persuade some relatives of Saleh to hand over their positions to newly appointed military heads.
Media sources said Benomar threatened Saleh and his family with imposing sanctions against them if they continue impeding decrees of Hadi and the interim government.