Yemeni information minister, Muammar al-Iryani, said – in a press conference held in Amman, capital of Jordan – that the Yemeni government has sought all possible ways to implement the Stockholm agreement, which stipulates a pullback of troops from the port city of Hodeidah and the release of he abductees and the prisoners.
” We did our part to contribute to help end the misery that our people suffer from, yet the insurgents thwart peacemaking efforts and perpetuate both conflicts and humanitarian crises,” said the Yemeni minister.
” Unlike the Iranian-backed militia, we are ready to open prisons gates for the international organizations where we only hold anti-legitimacy fighters, who committed crimes against innocent people. The Houthis, on the other hand, keep non-combatants and human rights activists in their prisons,” Mr. al-Iryani added.
Describing the militia as a ” barbaric” group, the Yemeni minister also shed light on the war crimes the Houthis have been committing against the people of Hajoor, which has been besieged for about two months. ” The militia prevents food, water and life-saving aid from entering the area,” he said.
Hajoor, a district only 50 kilometers from the border with Saudi Arabia, has been isolated from the outside world, cutting off all roads and communication lines. ” Thousands of civilians are reportedly trapped inside the area,” the UN said.