UN envoy to update Security Council on Yemen plan during closed session

Martin Griffiths will attend the meeting to inform the council members of the details of his comprehensive plan for peace in Yemen. (Supplied)

The UN Security Council will hold a closed session on Monday to discuss developments in Yemen.

Martin Griffiths, the United Nations special envoy to Yemen, will attend the meeting to inform the council members of the details of his comprehensive plan for peace in Yemen.

Meanwhile, UN sources said Griffiths’ talks in Sanaa with the Houthi militias regarding Hodeidah did not reach any progress and added that Griffiths will leave Sanaa today after a three-day visit.

Griffiths’ discussions with the Houthi commanders did not yield any results as the Houthis refused to withdraw from the Hodeidah Port and to put it under UN supervision and asked for more time to look into Griffiths’ proposal, reports said.

Griffiths’ diplomatic efforts to liberate Hodeidah were welcomed by the legitimate government which set the condition that any solution to the current crisis must be in harmony with the Gulf initiative, the national dialogue decisions and UN resolutions.

The Yemeni government held the Houthis responsible for any dangerous repercussions on the humanitarian and political levels due to their intransigence and lack of response with international efforts.

It also condemned the Houthis’ practices in Hodeidah and coastal areas, such as planting mines and preventing citizens from exiting areas close to military operations.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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