The European Union has deeply regrated a Houthi rejection of the latest proposal by the UN Special Envoy to Yemen on reopening roads in the seven-year besieged city of Taiz.
“The reopening of roads is a crucial humanitarian element of the truce, along with fuel shipments through the port of Hodeidah and commercial flights from/to Sana’a. The EU urges the Houthis to reconsider and accept the UNSE’s proposal,” the EU said in a statement on Tuesday.
This is the third proposal to be rejected by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
The EU called on all warring parties to accept a proposal by the UN Envoy to extend the current truce for another six months.
Despite holding three rounds of talks with the rebels in Aman, Jordan’s capital, the UN Envoy, Hans Gryndberg, has so far failed to convince the Iran-backed Houthi rebels to reopen roads in Taiz.
Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city, is home to about 4 million residents. It has been besieged by the Houthi militia since the breakout of the war.