Member of the political council of Ansarullah movement has said that withdrawal of its forces from key ports of Yemen is a sign of the movement's commitment to the Stockholm peace deal.

Iran Press/Middle East: One of the leaders of the Ansarullah movement, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, said that the unilateral withdrawal of Yemeni forces from three key ports of Yemen, is within the framework of adherence to the Stockholm Peace Agreement.

Al-Bukhaiti who is a member of the political council of Ansarullah movement said in an interview with Aljazeera that the two sides are bounded to fulfil their commitments to Stockholm agreement, but unfortunately the Saudi coalition doesn't adhere to the deal, Iran Press reported.

Pointing to the fact that there is no specific time for the departure of all Yemeni forces from Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Isa ports, Al-Bukhaiti added: "The withdrawal of Ansarullah movement will only happen with the announcement of the United Nations."

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This is while, head of the United Nations observers in Yemen, Michael Lolizgard said that Ansarullah forces have begun to withdraw from Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Isa ports on Saturday.

The fourth round of Yemen peace talks began on 6 December 2018 with the participation of Yemeni warring sides and headed by Martin Griffiths, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen's affairs in Stockholm of Sweden and led to ceasefire agreement on Hodeidah on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates launched the Hodeidah offensive in June but have been facing strong resistance from Yemeni armed forces — led by the Houthi Ansarullah movement — as well as the city’s residents.

In the peace talks between the former Yemeni government and the Ansarullah movement in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13. 2018, the two sides agreed on Hodeidah and Taez, but the peace deal has not been implemented due to violations of the agreement by Saudi Arabia.

According to a ceasefire agreed between Yemen’s warring parties and put in to practice on December 18, in Hudeidah, the efforts have been done in order to avert more bloodshed in a port city vital for food and aid supplies.


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