<object id="cl1as"><label id="cl1as"><listing id="cl1as"></listing></label></object>
    1. <track id="cl1as"></track>
      <bdo id="cl1as"><noscript id="cl1as"></noscript></bdo>

      Yemen's 2-month cease-fire enters into force

      0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, April 3, 2022
      Adjust font size:

      A two-month cease-fire brokered by the United Nations in Yemen is set to come into force at 7 p.m. local time on Saturday night, the UN envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced one hour prior to the agreed truce.

      "As of tonight, all offensive ground, aerial and naval military operations should cease," Grundberg announced in a statement, adding that the success of this initiative will depend on the warring parties' commitment to implementing the truce agreement with its accompanying humanitarian measures.

      The UN envoy also urged the Yemeni warring parties to de-escalate "inflammatory media rhetoric and hate speech."

      The truce, which was announced by the UN envoy a day earlier, includes facilitating the entry of 18 fuel ships into the ports of Hodeidah and allowing two commercial flights a week to and from the Sanaa International Airport. The Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and the capital Sanaa are under the control of the Houthi militia.

      The terms also include convening a meeting between the parties to lift the siege, open the roads and allow humanitarian aid access to the government-held Taiz city.

      The UN envoy said this truce aims to give Yemenis a necessary break from violence, and relief from humanitarian suffering, stressing that this truce can be renewed beyond the two-month period with the consent of the parties.

      The Yemeni government and Houthi militia welcomed the cease-fire in separate statements on Friday. They also voiced readiness to exchange all war prisoners and political detainees.

      If implemented, the truce would be a major breakthrough in the seven-year civil war in Yemen as previous cease-fire deals had all failed.

      Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

      The war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 4 million, and pushed the country to the brink of starvation, according to the UN.

      Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
      ChinaNews App Download
      Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

      Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

      No comments.

      Add your comments...

      • User Name Required
      • Your Comment
      • Enter the words you see:   
        Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
      Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter
      <object id="cl1as"><label id="cl1as"><listing id="cl1as"></listing></label></object>
      1. <track id="cl1as"></track>
        <bdo id="cl1as"><noscript id="cl1as"></noscript></bdo>