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Yemeni govt calls on UN to act ‘firmly’, implement Swedish agreement

 

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The legitimate Yemeni government called on the United Nations to “act firmly” to implement the Swedish agreement by ensuring the withdrawal of the Houthi militias from Hodeidah and handing it over to the legitimacy.
 
This comes at a time when the militias continue to breach the ceasefire in the city and its surroundings, in addition to not opening humanitarian corridors and trying to circumvent the agreement to not withdraw from Hodeidah and its ports.
 
On the first day of the new year, General Patrick Kamert, chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee, west of Yemen, chaired a meeting with representatives from the legitimate government and Houthis to coordinate the redeployment.
 
The meeting is a first, days after what observers called a 'Houthi act' where diplomatic sources close to the UN envoy to Yemen told Al Arabiya that Cammaert considered the Houthi actions a “unilateral, unacceptable operation.”
 
Meanwhile, Houthi militias continue to violate the ceasefire agreement where the Arab Coalition has reported that the militias have used mortars, RPGs, thermal missiles, improvised explosive devices and sniper shooting since the agreement.
 
The militias also forcefully held more than 88 aid, commercial and oil vessels and prevented them from entering the Hodeidah and As Salif ports, west of Yemen.
 
 

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