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U.N. Approves Mission To Monitor Ceasefire In Yemen

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U.N. Approves Mission To Monitor Ceasefire In Yemen

FILE PHOTO: A look at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo

On December 21, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a UK-sponsored resolution that authorizes the deployment of an advance team to monitor the ceasefire agreement on the Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah, which was reached during the peace talks in Sweden earlier this month.

According to Reuters, a U.N. spokesman said that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will authorize the deployment of an advance monitoring team in Yemen for an initial 30 days. The team will be led by retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert, who is expected to arrive in Yemen within 24 hours.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia delegation to the U.N., Khalid Manzlawi, welcomed the new resolution and said that it reflects the Kingdom’s decisions.

“The resolution affirms the efforts of Saudi diplomacy and its direct impact on the decisions of the international community,” Manzlawi said in an official statement released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Mohamad Abd al-Salam, Head of the Houthis delegation to the peace talks, described the resolution as a “positive step.” However, he said that there are many notes on some of the terms in the resolution.

“It’s an important step towards ending the aggression and lifting the siege in preparation for a comprehensive political solution,” the al-Masirah TV quoted Abd al-Salam as saying.

The U.N. advance monitoring mission will likely put an end to the repeated violations of the ceasefire agreement and encourage both sides to expand the ceasefire to include other hot areas, like the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

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  • Nowruz

    The UN is a joke supported by the interests of the hooknoses/cryptojews. Stay strong Houthis!

  • Tudor Miron

    Lets see what plays out of it. “UK sponsored” – thats worrying.

  • Sinbad2

    What a waste of time, I already know what the UN(US) team will say.
    Saudis are good, and are only invading and killing Houthis to set them free.

    • PZIVJ

      Maybe a good idea for food and aid to the civs in N Yemin who are about to die.
      But of course you do not agree with this because the UN is involved.
      Perhaps they should be bombed and killed by MBS more ??

      • Sinbad2

        Yes it would be a good idea to supply food and medicine to the Houthis, do you really think the US would allow that?

        In Korea, the 2 Korea’s want to build a railway, the south had to get American permission, not UN permission, but American permission to have a ground breaking ceremony.

        The UN no longer represents the nations of the world, most nations simply do what the USA tells them to do.

        http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/875453.html

  • You can call me Al

    Russia or China- get your troops there, as part of the UN.