Middle East

Maliki: Coalition providing full facilities to UN team in Yemens Hodeidah

Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimate government, confirmed on Monday that they are providing all necessary facilities to the United Nations monitoring team in Hodeidah port city.

The spokesperson said in a press conference that assistance was provided to open all passages for humanitarian aids as mentioned in Sweden agreement, but the pro-Iranian Houthi militias refused allowing a relief vessel to leave Hodeidahs port.

As for the security situation, Col. Al-Maliki said that the Houthis have violated the ceasefire deal in Hodeidah since going into effect, 368 times.

ALSO READ: Griffiths departs Sanaa, fails to convince Houthis to surrender Hodeidah

He pointed out that the pro-Iranian militias used prohibited weapons, deployed snipers and launched two ballistic missiles since the agreement reached in Sweden last December.

In his press conference, the coalition spokesperson said that the Houthis are digging trenches in Hodeidah, which indicates their intention not to implement Swedens agreement.

He displayed photos of the Houthis digging tunnels in al-Khouba area in the governorate of Hodeidah, stressing that the Arab coalition is providing its full support to humanitarian organizations, as well as the UN World Food Program, WFO.


Last Update: Monday, 7 January 2019 KSA 18:35 – GMT 15:35




Related Articles

Middle East

Israel PM ‘flew to Saudi Arabia for secret talks with crown prince’

bbc– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on...

Middle East

Lebanon’s unfinished revolution: One year after protests, change has yet to come

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 12:18Modified: 21/10/2020 – 14:28 It's been one year...

Middle East

Israel lauds UAE delegation visit as ‘making history’, Palestinians deem it ‘shameful’

Issued on: 20/10/2020 – 14:27 In an historic first visit by a...

Middle East

Iran rules out weapons ‘buying spree’ as UN embargo is set to expire

Issued on: 18/10/2020 – 07:42 Iran said it was self-reliant in its...