UN Envoy for Yemen: Houthi militias violate international law

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The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Friday evening that "what is happening in Sanaa is unacceptable and contrary to international law," in reference to Houthi militia’s killings, raids and kidnappings affecting those who were loyal to late President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and their opponents.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed stressed the need to "put an end immediately to the attacks targeting the leaders of the General People's Congress, activists and their families and terrorizing them."

The UN envoy said in a series of tweets through his official Twitter account that he had met with "a group of senior leaders of the General People's Congress", but he did not specify the names of those leaders and the date of the meeting.

He added that he offered his sincerest condolences for the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he had discussed with leaders of the Popular Congress "the best way to end the conflict in Yemen."

He had "productive and constructive" meetings with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash and senior UAE officials "to discuss the conflict in Yemen, the humanitarian situation and the best way to reach a political solution," he added.

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