Maliki: Coalition providing full facilities to UN team in Yemens Hodeidah

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Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimate government, confirmed on Monday that they are providing all necessary facilities to the United Nations monitoring team in Hodeidah port city.

The spokesperson said in a press conference that assistance was provided to open all passages for humanitarian aids as mentioned in Sweden agreement, but the pro-Iranian Houthi militias refused allowing a relief vessel to leave Hodeidahs port.

As for the security situation, Col. Al-Maliki said that the Houthis have violated the ceasefire deal in Hodeidah since going into effect, 368 times.

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He pointed out that the pro-Iranian militias used prohibited weapons, deployed snipers and launched two ballistic missiles since the agreement reached in Sweden last December.

In his press conference, the coalition spokesperson said that the Houthis are digging trenches in Hodeidah, which indicates their intention not to implement Swedens agreement.

He displayed photos of the Houthis digging tunnels in al-Khouba area in the governorate of Hodeidah, stressing that the Arab coalition is providing its full support to humanitarian organizations, as well as the UN World Food Program, WFO.

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Last Update: Monday, 7 January 2019 KSA 18:35 – GMT 15:35

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