Yemen's "legitimate" government warns of impatience as Houthis vow

Conflict parties demand UNSC to commit each of them to implementation of Stockholm Agreement

Riyadh-Sanaa (Debriefer)
2019-03-10 | Since 2 Month

War in Yemen enters the fifth year

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The Yemen's internationally recognized government warned of impatience with the ongoing violations of the cease-fire agreement in the yemeni western province of Hodeida by the Houthis group (Ansar Allah).

Yemen's Information Minister Mo'ammar al-Eryani, in two Twitter tweets monitored by the international news agency "Debriefer", posted a video of a major fire that he said was at the Ikhwan Thabet Industrial Complex, east of the city of Hodeida, which is located in areas controlled by legitimate government forces.

The minister said the fire was caused by shells fired by the Houthis.

Yemen has been devastated by a four-conflict which broke out after the Houthi Group (Ansar Allah) ousted the internationally recognised government in late 2014.

The Minister requested the Special Envoy for Yemen and the UN Monitoring team a clear position of these continuing violations of the ceasefire, warning of government' impatience."

He pointed out that the shelling caused a large fire in tow stores and damaged a number of Industrial Complex equipment.

The minister described what the Houthis group is doing as "systematic destruction of infrastructure in the city of Hodeida, hospitals and factories.", stressing that "it is repeated every day, in the shadow of silence is applied and surprising.

The Ikhwan Thabet complex had hosted a number of meetings of the Joint Coordination Committee for redeployment.

For its part, the Houthis group, called on United Nations for "exceed the silence and undertake their responsibility to commit the other party to respect the obligations and involvement in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement on Hodeida."

According to an official source at the Foreign Ministry of the "rescue" hovernment of the Houthis, Houthi-run Yemens "Saba" news agency reported that the other party impede the implementation of the Swedish agreement and put demands outside the agreement, under the guidance of Britain, which continues to mislead its people to continue their suspicious deals with their allies associated with terrorism and involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen.

The Houthis have controlled Hodeida and its ports since late 2014 as joint Yemeni forces loyal to the "legitimate" government and the Saudi-led Arab Coalition are deployed on the outskirts of the city in order to wrest control it from the grip of the Houthis.

The two sides agreed to redeploy their forces outside the ports of Hodeidah, Al-Salif and Ras Isa and the city of Hodeidah and to ceasefire as of January 7th. Moreover, they agreed to release prisoners and that the Houthis ease the blockade on the city of Taiz. But nothing has been achieved on the group, with both sides trading blame for non-compliance with the terms agreed in Sweden.

While the minister of Defense in the government of "rescue" admiral Mohammed al-Atefi warned Saudi-led Arab coalition of any attempt to circumvent Sweden Agreement on the city of Hodeida, referring that there would be surprises and an effective force to be used in the coming days and in a timely manner.

The minister also warned of the continual unjust siege on the Yemen people and depriving them of food, medicine and necessary supplies.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, leaving tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced.

The war has also pushed the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.


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