Jan 9, 2019, 8:47 AM
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UN urges deploying truce monitors to Yemen

Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA – The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the UNSC to confirm deployment of 75 truce monitors to Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, for six months, British media reported.

According to Reuters, 'the 15-member U.N. Security Council will need to take action on Guterres’ request by about Jan. 20.'

As per UN foreign diplomats, none of the UN Security Council members has yet confirmed Guterres’ plan.

Earlier the UNSC offered Guterres to deploy more truce observers to Al-Hudaydah.

The UN special envoy Martin Griffith and Mark Andrew Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator awre supposed to present their report on conditions in Yemen to UNSC on Wednesday.

The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2451 to support the Stockholm Agreement on deployment of a team in order to facilitate monitoring and implementing the Agreement and establishing truce in important Yemeni ports.

The resolution mainly focuses on sending essential commodities to the Yemeni people, supporting the Stockholm Agreement, assigning the Secretary-General of the United Nations to implement it and observing the ceasefire.

The fourth round of Yemen peace talks kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6 with the attendance of the UN special envoy Martin Griffith and the government representatives, and agreed to establish truce in Yemeni ports of al-Hudaydah, al-Salif and Ayn Issa.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Since then, the invaders have committed horrible war crimes against Yemeni civilians.


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