Yemeni ambassador to Washington Ahmed bin Mubarak said the Iran-allied Houthis had rejected all UN-sponsored initiatives to evade the clashes in Hodeidah.
On June 19, Yemen's army regained control of Hodeidah Airport after a major battle supported by an Arab Coalition against Houthi militias in the main port city.
With the participation and support of the Emirati armed forces, the joint Yemeni resistance (army) entered Hodeida airport.
Houthis are trained and funded by Iran to overthrow the internationally-recognized government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
In 2015, an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia was formed to oust the Shia militants from Yemen.