Yemen agrees to conditional truce: government
The exiled government of President Hadi said the success of the truce depended on the fulfillment of "key guarantees." (AFP/File)
The government of Yemen told the United Nations on Wednesday it would agree to a truce to end the fighting in the country if key provisions were met, Reuters reported.
"The Yemeni authorities have informed the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon of its agreement to implement a truce in the coming days," spokesman Rajeh Badi told Reuters by phone from the government's seat of exile in Saudi Arabia.
Badi added the success of the truce depended on the fulfillment of “set guarantees,” which included the release of prisoners by the Houthis and the group’s withdrawal from four southern and eastern provinces where they are currently fighting local militias.
There was no immediate comment from the Houthi movement, which views its actions in the country as a revolution against a corrupt government sponsored by the West, Reuters reported.