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UN Chief Sends a Letter to Yemen’s President Rejecting Accusation of Bias

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has assured Yemen’s President Abdurabo Mansour Hadi that the world body will remain impartial in efforts to resolve the country’s conflict, rejecting accusations that its envoy was siding with rebels, AFP reported.

Antonio Guterres said in a letter to Hadi, in response to a letter sent by Yemen’s president earlier, that the world body will remain impartial in efforts to bring peace to Yemen, rejecting accusations that its envoy was siding with Houthi rebels .

Read: Yemen’s President Accuses UN Envoy to Yemen of Siding with Houthi Rebels

“I would like to assure you that every effort will be made to maintain the impartial stance that is expected of the United Nations,” while implementing a ceasefire agreement, Guterres said in the letter seen by AFP on Sunday.

Earlier this month, the Houthi rebels allegedly withdrew from the ports of Hodeida, Saleef and Ras Issa, and handed to a “coast guard”, believed to be loyal to Houthis. The act was supervised by the United Nationsthe, but the government described it as “misleading” saying they were Houthi forces in different uniforms.

The port city of Hodeidah is a life-saving enter for aid in the impoverished country.

Read more: Houthis Announce Withdrawal, Continue Digging Trenches and Planting Landmines

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