UN's Guterres: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince contributed to reaching Yemen agreement

UN's Antonio Gutteres said on Thursday said talks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Hadi of Yemen. (AFP)
Updated 14 December 2018
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UN's Guterres: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince contributed to reaching Yemen agreement

  • UN chief said Saudi crown prince had been ‘very important to the outcome of the consultations’
  • The secretary-general thanked those inside and outside the region who tried to encourage progress

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi contributed to reaching agreements in Yemen and helped achieve the cease-fire in Hodeidah, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres said.
UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at the organization’s headquarters in New York on Thursday that Guterres felt the crown prince’s contribution had been “very important to the outcome of the consultations” and that Hadi “played a positive role.”
The secretary-general thanked those inside and outside the region that tried to encourage the parties to make progress at the talks in Sweden and believes this was “valuable” in reaching Thursday’s agreement, Haq said.
Hodeidah is a key port in Yemen for those trying to import desperately needed food and supplies into the country.


Houthis killed by own landmines

Updated 20 March 2019
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Houthis killed by own landmines

  • Two Houthi leaders died in the attacks
  • Yemen's Information Minister said Houthis don't want to accept a peaceful resolution

Four Houthis died when landmines they planted detonated in an area west of Taiz, national press agency SPA reported.

Yemen’s national army targeted militants who were planting landmines in Al-Dhabab front in Taiz, killing two of their leaders.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani told Saba news the militia’s failure to comply with international agreements set up to aid the move towards a peaceful outcome showed their reluctance to accept peaceful solutions.

The only solution in Yemen is to free the areas from the Houthis, who do not honor pacts, he added.