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Yemen’s Houthis must act on Taiz to show commitment to UN-brokered truce: Minister

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War-scarred Yemen’s internationally recognized government accused the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Monday of failing to reopen roads to the besieged city of Taiz, a key element of a truce agreed between them.

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Yemen’s warring parties, who have traded accusations of non-compliance with the two-month UN-brokered truce, agreed last week to renew it for a further two months.

They are under international pressure to agree on extended and expanded deal that would build on the longest stretch of relative calm in over seven years of conflict.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak said his Aden-based, Arab-backed government supported any move to expand the truce to a lasting peace.

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