Sept. 21 was a major day for Yemen. The prime minister resigned, the interior minister advised against confronting Houthi rebels who seized strategic positions in the capital, and President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced a deal that seemed to have accepted their conditions.
It seems that the mistrust between Sanaa and the Houthis will continue, especially since fighting is ongoing in the capital despite the agreement.
Overcoming this crisis will need more than promises. Both parties’ commitment to dialogue as the only solution is a good start, but it requires mutual trust that in turn requires the Houthis to put Yemen before their sect.