Houthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdulsalam on Sunday accused chairperson of the redeployment coordination committee and advance UN team Patrick Cammaert of deviating from the course of the Stockholm Agreement and implementing other agendas.
"Failure progress in Hodeidah under the agreement is blamed on the deviation of the chairperson of the redeployment coordination committee from the agreement. It seems the mission is bigger than him," he said in a statement on Facebook.
"If the UN envoy to Yemen does not resolve this problem, it will be difficult to talk about another issue," he said.
The internationally recognised government and the Houthi Group, also known as Ansar Allah, reached the agreement during the UN-sponsored peace consultations which were held in Sweden in early December.
They were supposed to withdraw from the city and its ports by January 7th and then to start redeploying their forces into outside the city under UN supervision.
In his briefing to the UN Security Council last week, Griffiths said the government and the Houthis adhered to the ceasefire in Hodeidah, but stressed that concrete progress is needed to hold more talks and end the conflict.
"I am pleased to report that both sides have largely adhered to the ceasefire we agreed in Stockholm, in Hudaydah governorate that entered into force on the 18th of December, and that there has been a significant decrease in hostilities since then. Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, there has been some violence, including in Hudaydah city, and in the southern districts of the governorate," he told the Council.