Yemen's warring parties have agreed to start withdrawing forces from the main port of Hodeida under a UN-sponsored deal, the United Nations said, following weeks of diplomacy to salvage a pact that stalled over control of the Red Sea city.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says peace and stability in the country cannot be established through submission to the Israeli regime, condemning the participation of representatives loyal to former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in a recent conference in Warsaw.
The resolution approved by the US House of Representatives to end Washington’s support for the Saudi war on Yemen is “meaningless,” says a political commentator, adding that economic sanctions should be imposed on Riyadh for its military aggression against the impoverished nation.
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that obliges President Donald Trump to end Washington’s military support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, and withdraw almost all US forces engaged in the war in less than a month.
The United Nations (UN) has warned that there is an urgent need for making grain warehouses accessible in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah and that the sustenance stored there is “at risk of rotting.”
Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found.
The Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen has threatened to use “force” to push the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement to withdraw from the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hudaydah under a UN-brokered ceasefire in the flashpoint area.
The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths urged warring parties on Monday to quickly implement a troop withdrawal from the port of Hodeida, acknowledging that proposed timelines had slipped while the country stood on the brink of famine.
Delegates from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and representatives loyal to former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi are expected to agree on the terms of a prisoner exchange within the next 10 days.