Griffiths briefs UNSC on Yemen Friday

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2019-11-22 | Since 2 Week

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The UN special envoy for Yemen is set Friday to brief the UN Security Council on Yemen.

At 10 am (New York time, 6 pm Yemen time), Martin Griffiths will present his briefing, the envoy's office tweeted, after his meetings with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman in Riyadh and Houthi leaders in Sana'a.

In his update, the UN envoy is expected to talk about the latest developments pertaining to Stockholm Agreement application - particularly in terms of the Yemeni western port city of Hodeida, steps recently taken to alleviate tensions and the erection of posts to monitor ceasefire - and the Riyadh Agreement signed on 5 November between the Yemeni internationally-recognized government and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC).

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally-recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.

The UN is pressing for a political solution to end a war that has made three fourths of Yemen's population in need for humanitarian assistance, triggering what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

The UN envoy for Yemen is seeking to launch all-inclusive negotiations between parties to the 4.5-year war next month or early next year, political sources said on November 3.


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