Yemen’s information minister calls for firm stance against Houthis

Yemen’s Information Minister said that Houthis refuse to move outside Hodeidah. (Supplied)

Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani, called upon the international community to take a firm stance against the Houthi miltias for not abiding by the Sweden agreement.

The minister said the delegation of the Houthis in the ceasefire monitoring committee headed by the UN in Hodeidah port city, refuses to move outside the city under vague pretexts.

He stressed that the Yemeni people and the legitimate government backed by the Arab coalition, are able to expel the pro-Iranian militias, if the United Nations is unable to force them to implement the agreement reached in Sweden last December.

UN Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday, declaring that both parties to the conflict renewed their commitments to the Sweden agreement, pointing out that progress has been made, despite difficulties faced.

In their continuous attempts to abort the Sweden peace agreement In the Houthis launched on Thursday, a drone attack targeting a military parade by the Yemeni National Army, killing five soldiers.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54