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Yemen Presidential Council Accuses Houthis of Seeking to Renege on UN Truce

Yemen Presidential Council Accuses Houthis of Seeking to Renege on UN Truce

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 - 05:30
A woman makes bread at a camp for displaced people in al-Ghaidha, Yemen April 11, 2022. Picture taken April 11, 2022. (Reuters)

The Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) in Yemen accused on Monday the Iran-backed Houthi militias of seeking to renege on the two-month United Nations truce.

The truce entered its fourth week on Saturday a day before the first flight out of Sanaa airport was delayed due to Houthi violations.

The truce had called for the operation of two flights per week to and from Sanaa airport from Amman and Cairo. It also called for a nationwide ceasefire, the possibility of opening crossings and ending the Houthi siege on Taiz, and allowing 18 fuel ships to unload at Hodeidah port.

The PLC met under Chairman Rashad al-Alimi to discuss a number of national issues and ways to overcome challenges.

The gatherers noted the Houthis' obstruction of the Sanaa flight that was scheduled for Sunday, reported the state news agency Saba.

They held the militias responsible for compounding the suffering of the Yemeni people living in areas under their control. They accused the Houthis of creating problems so that they could later renege on the truce and hinder the UN-led peace process.

The PLC reiterated the government position that is keen on easing the suffering of the people, without exception.

The council held another meeting that was attended by Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and Aden Governor Ahmed Lamlas to discuss the plan to develop the interim capital.

They addressed electricity, water, sewage, education and health files that had been put on hold for various reasons.

The PLC approved the formation of a presidential committee, headed by the prime minister and including concerned ministers, to devise the development plan for Aden and improve services.

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