Member of government team: Houthis put new conditions for partial withdrawal from Hodeidah

Member of government team: Houthis put new conditions for partial withdrawal from Hodeidah


A member of the government team of the Redeployment Committee in Hodeidah City said the Houthis had set new requirements for partial withdrawal from Hodeidah and ports, and implementation of the first phase of the redeployment, which was postponed three times.

"The Houthis obstruct the implementation of the agreement and offer new requirements to avoid the fulfilment of their obligations," the Kuwaiti news agency quoted a member of the government team, Sadiq Dowaid, as saying, without clarifying those requirements.

He added that the head of the International Observer Mission, General Michael Lolisgaard, met Saturday with the government team in its control areas east of Hodeidah to discuss the handover of the areas under redeployment plan to the local security forces.

The meeting did not set a new date for the withdrawal of the Houthis from the ports of Al-Saleef and Ras Issa, and the resumption of the suspended joint meetings between the two sides has not been announced since mid-February, Dowaid said.

The government side demands the unconditional withdrawal of the Houthis from the ports and city of Hodeidah and the handover of maps of mines, as well as the facilitation of safe access to humanitarian relief depots in Red Sea mills and the opening of safe humanitarian corridors for the return of displaced persons and the movement of citizens.


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