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UN resolution supports Sweden deal on situation in Hodeidah, its ports

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The UN Security Council on Friday voted unanimously to send a civilian observer mission to war-wracked Yemen to monitor a fragile truce in the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeidah and supervise the departure of Houthis.

The new UN resolution 2451 supports the Stockholm deal on the situation in Hodeidah and its ports.

It also stresses on Hodeidah ceasefire commitment and the withdrawal of Houthis from the city.

The new UN resolution allows sending a civilian observer mission to war-wracked Yemen to monitor a fragile truce in the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida and supervise the departure of Houthis.

The Yemeni legitimate government welcomed the new resolution's support to the Sweden deal, stressing on the importance of sticking to the timeline of execution.

The Yemeni ambassador also said that his government provided many suggestions in Stockholm to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.

UK, US, and France statments

Karen Pierce, the UK’s permanent representative to the UN, said that the situation in Yemen is still concerning and needs huge efforts to avoid the danger of a famine.

She added that what’s important right now is to focus on executing the Sweden deal.

While the US representative agreed with Pierce that executing the Sweden deal is the priority, he expressed his regret that Iran who "sends arms to Houthis and complicates the Yemeni conflict," is not being held accountable in the new resolution.

France's ambassador said that this new resolution shows an international agreement on the importance of a political solution for the Yemeni conflict.

The Britain-drafted resolution was adopted by all 15 council members after a week of tough negotiations.