UN envoy to Yemen leaves Sanaa with Patrick Cammaert

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed from Sanaa on Wednesday with chief monitor Patrick Cammaert, Al Arabiya reported.

The departure was due to Patrick Cammaert refusing to accept the Houthis’ false redeployment from Hodeidah, sources told Al Arabiya.

Earlier this month, a leading figure in the Houthi militia and one of the most wanted by for the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Hassan Zaid, called for the expulsion of Patrick Cammaert from Hodeidah and its ports.

Zaid, who is a minister of youth and sports in the Houthi government, called to end the ceasefire in a statement published on his Facebook account, local media reported. He claimed that Cammaert was trying to hand over Hodeidah and its ports to the coalition.

The UN team was given an initial period of 30 days to monitor a ceasefire between government forces and Houthi rebels in Hodeidah and surrounding areas, with any breaches to be reported by Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the Security Council.

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