UNPF Apologizes to Yemeni Govt for Referring to Houthis as 'Government Officials'

Published August 20th, 2018 - 01:00 GMT
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The United Nations Population Fund made an official apology to the Yemeni government for describing during a July report the Iran-backed Houthi militias as “government officials.”

The U.N.’s permanent representative in Yemen received the apology on Saturday.

The Fund acknowledged that it had committed the error, vowing not to repeat it.

It stressed that it only recognizes the legitimate Yemeni government, reported Yemen’s Saba news agency.

 

 

Yemen had filed a strongly-worded complaint on August 9 to the U.N. agency, demanding that it apologize, correct the error and refrain from dealing with the militias that have violated all international laws and U.N. treaties.

The latest of these violations was their storming of a relief warehouse that was storing U.N. aid in the Duraihimi district in the Hodeidah province.

The Houthis, said local administration minister Abdulraqib Fatah, have turned the warehouse into a military barracks.

He therefore called on U.N. agencies to condemn their criminal behavior and reveal all the violations committed by the Houthis against relief and humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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