Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said on Wednesday that UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has informed him that the Houthi rebel group has agreed to implement UN Security Council resolution 2216.
The resolution stipulates that Houthi rebels should withdraw from all the cities they control, deliver their heavy weapons to the state and release all detainees.
Hadi welcomed the decision during a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday with ambassadors of the countries that are part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis.
“In spite of all the operational victories achieved by the national army and popular resistance on the ground, we are keen at the same time to preserve people’s lives and interests across the country which makes us deal wisely and patiently with the various developments,” Hadi said.
Hadi said the rebels only speak the language of arms, destruction and inhumane blockades.
The United Nations has not issued an official statement to confirm the Houthi rebels have agreed to implement the resolution.
The Houthis have also not commented on Hadi’s announcement.