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Houthi rebels violated Sweden talks by blocking UN delegation: Yemen

ANI | Updated: Dec 24, 2018 14:34 IST

Sanaa (Yemen) Dec 24 (ANI): The Yemen government on Monday said that the Houthi rebels' action of blocking a United Nations (UN) delegation from entering the Taiz province was a clear violation of the Sweden talks.
The rebels prevented the UN World Food Program (WFP) delegation from visiting the province of Taiz and blocked several vehicles carrying aid from entering the province through the eastern port of Al-Houban, said Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen, Abdul Raqeeb Fateh.
According to Al Arabiya, the Yemeni officials also claimed that, from the last three years, the rebels have sieged most of the entrance of the Taiz province.
Yesterday, the Arab coalition-led by Saudi Arabia also accused the Houthi rebels of violating the Sweden agreement on a ceasefire in the strategic port city of Hodeidah.
In the past 72 hours, the ceasefire has been breached 62 times.
On Sunday, Patrick Cammaert, the UN representative tasked with monitoring a ceasefire in the Al Hodeidah reached Sanaa to hold talks with the Houthis leaders.
On December 13, a ceasefire agreement was signed between the Yemen government and Houthi rebels during the UN-backed peace talks in Sweden. (ANI)