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UAE asks Yemen's Houthis to evacuate port of Hodeidah

The international community must pressure the Houthis to evacuate Hodeidah & leave the port intact, says UAE Minister.


Reuters 12 Jun 2018, 05:01 PM United Arab Emirates,Yemen Rep.
  • The current & illegal Houthi occupation of Hodeidah is prolonging the Yemeni war, says UAE Minister. (Image Credit: Twitter)

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement must evacuate Yemen's main port of Hodeidah as troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition geared for an assault on the city.

"The international community must pressure the Houthis to evacuate Hodeidah & leave the port intact," UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.

"The current & illegal Houthi occupation of Hodeidah is prolonging the Yemeni war. The liberation of the city & port will create a new reality & bring the Houthis to the negotiations," he added.

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