Hodeidah: The Houthis prevent the UN team from deploying ceasefire monitoring points

October 21, 2019

The Houthi militia prevented the UN team headed by Indian General Abhijit Goha on Sunday from leaving their headquarters in the ship anchored at sea and prevented them from moving to the meeting point to complete the implementation of the deployment of liaison officers on the lines of contact east of the city of Hodeidah in western Yemen.

The Houthi militias prevented the UN team from moving to the meeting point to implement the scheduled agreement to deploy liaison officers in the seam areas, the military said in a brief statement.

The statement confirmed the return of Indian General Abhijit Guha and the UN team on board after the Houthi militias stopped their movement to the meeting point.

According to field sources, the Houthi militias deployed on Sunday in front of the international ship anchored in the Red Sea, and restricted the movement of the UN team, and prevented them from moving to the meeting point to deploy liaison officers at the second observation point in the city of Saleh in implementation of the agreement between the parties.

“What was done today by the Houthi militias in the presence of their gunmen in front of the UN ship to stop the team from attending the meeting point as agreed, confirms their behavior contrary to peace,” said West Sadeq, a member of the West Coast Joint Command. Their bad intentions continue to veto agreements. “

The prevention of the UN team from continuing its field work came a day after the deployment of the first ceasefire checkpoints in Khamiri, east of Hodeidah city to reduce the escalation in accordance with the truce mechanism signed between the parties, under the auspices of the United Nations last December in Sweden.

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