UN’s Griffiths ‘heading to Sanaa’ to convince Houthis to withdraw from Hodeidah
Yemeni Foreign Minister Khalid al-Yamani said that there is no way to achieve any progress in the initiative regarding Hodeidah without the full and unconditional withdrawal of the Houthi militias from the strategic coastal city.
This comes after Yemeni sources confirmed that the UN Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is said to be travelling to Sanaa, and not Aden, on Monday to talk with the militias.
Presidential sources in Aden said that Griffiths would visit the Yemeni capital to deliver a message to the Houthis that they should withdraw fully and not conditional from Hodeidah or else they would be held accountable.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi stressed during a meeting of military leaders on their insistence that the Houthis abide by the three terms conditions set by them and UN Resolution 2216 and the withdrawal of the militias of Houthi and their complete surrender of arms and state institutions.
Some 70 percent of imports to Yemen flow through the port of Hodeidah.
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