Reuters: Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire in Yemen, Houthis sceptical
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia presented a new peace initiative on Monday to end the war in Yemen, including a nationwide ceasefire and the reopening of air and sea links, but its Houthi enemies said the offer did not appear to go far enough to lift a blockade.
The initiative, announced by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, would include reopening Sanaa airport, and allow fuel and food imports through Hodeidah port, both of which are controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthis.
Political negotiations between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthis would be restarted, he told a news conference, It would take effect when the Yemeni sides accepted. Yemen’s internationally recognized government issued a statement welcoming the offer.
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WNU Editor: I am not optimistic that this ceasefire plan will go anywhere. For one …. the Houthi leadership believe they have already won the war …. 'How to end a war you didn't win': Yemen's Houthis seek Saudi concessions (Reuters).
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