Yemeni political sources revealed on Monday that senior leaders in Iran-backed Houthi militia said militia is ready to accept the proposal of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffith to hand over the port of Hodeidah under the supervision of the UN.
The sources said that Griffith told Houthi’s leaders that a political settlement would begin if the militia withdrew from Hodeidah and its strategic port as a first step ahead of their
unconditional participation in negotiations for a political solution.
The UN envoy to Yemen met with officials of the illegitimate government in Sanaa, which is not recognized internationally, stressing that political solution is the only option to end the humanitarian crisis witnessed in Yemen.
Houthis are trained and funded by Iran to overthrow the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
In 2015, an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia was formed to oust the Shia militants from Yemen.