Al-Sabah Al-Yemeni | news agencies |
A U.N. envoy has proposed a plan on giving the world organization a mandate to run the key port of Yemen now under control of the country’s houthis.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Monday that the Hodeida port should be run by a third, neutral party, under U.N. supervision.
He spoke after Arab League meetings in Cairo where he presented a “Hodeida Plan” a possible blueprint for a wider solution for Yemen’s conflict.
A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s internationally-recognized government has long planned to seize Hodeida from Houthi who control much of northern Yemen. But the plan was put on hold amid fears it would impede humanitarian aid deliveries.