Yemeni Pres. says Houthi militia agreed to implement UN resolution 2216

RIYADH, March 23 (KUNA) — Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi said on Wednesday that Houthi militia agreed to implement the UN Security Council resolution 2216.
According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), “in an extraordinary meeting with the ambassadors of the 18-member transit process sponsoring countries to Yemen, Hadi pointed out that the UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh has informed him that Houthi rebels have accepted the UNSC resolution 2216.” The Yemeni leader added that Houthi coup rebels only know the language of force, destruction, and sanctions, while the legitimate authority was dealing positively with all action to reach an end to the war and rebellious, including the Houthis handing over of their weapons.
President Hadi briefed as well ambassadors on the political situation and the latest developments on the ground in Yemen.
The Yemeni leader reiterated the importance of Houthis’ implementation of the confidence-building measures including release of prisoners of war and reinstating the usurped state facilities in addition to implementing the other provisions of the resolution 2216, resuming the political process as per the outcome of the national dialogue based on the GCC initiative and its executive mechanism and UN relevant Security Council resolutions.
He briefed them on the military advances of the Yemeni armed forces and popular resistance on the ground.
For their part, the ambassadors expressed support for the president and his efforts to salvage his country from its current situation to a comprehensive peace process. (end) od.mb