The Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday accused the Houthis group of stalling and ofprocrastination in all peace chances, the most recent of which was the Stockholm agreement, which the two parties reached during the peace talks hosted by Sweden last December.
During a meeting at his residence in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday with US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Toler said that the failure to implement the ceasefire and redeployment agreement in Hodeida province "is a test of the Houthis' intentions and their normal behavior in their lack of seriousness towards peace, by the United Nations and the international community."
The Aden-based Yemen' Saba News Agency reported that Hadi renewed its emphasis on the permanent commitment to peace based on the basis of reference and recognized by the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms and the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue and relevant UN resolutions, in particular resolution 2216 .
The agency said that the US ambassador affirmed his country's support for Yemen and its constitutional legitimacy in facing the challenges, pointing out the Warsaw International Meeting, which is sponsored by Washington and Poland with international participation including Yemen, aimed at confronting the destabilizing interference of regional and global security and stability.
The Yemeni warring parties have traded blames for violating the Hodeida ceasefire and hindering redeployment, as agreed by both sides at the UN-sponsored talks hosted by Sweden.
Parties to the nearly 4-year war in Yemen, after 8 days of peace talks, reached on the 13th of last December an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces and allowing for UN leading role in the port city.
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, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, with more than two thirds of the 28-million population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.