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Houthi closing Sanaa Airport to aid is ‘very worrying’: UN envoy to Yemen

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The Iran-backed Houthi militia’s closure of Sanaa Airport to aid is “very worrying,” the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said during a UN Security Council session on the latest developments in the country on Tuesday.

Griffiths told the Security Council that he sent an “advanced draft” of a ceasefire deal to Yemen’s warring parties last week and “now is the time for the parties to swiftly conclude the negotiations.”

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The time has come for all parties involved in Yemen to reach an agreement, he added.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 KSA 17:40 – GMT 14:40