Yemen Shiite rebel chief not hopeful over UN-proposed humanitarian truce

The leader of Yemen`s Shiite Huthi rebels said Friday he did not expect a humanitarian ceasefire to hold, hours before the UN-proposed truce was due to come into effect, demanding an end to Saudi "aggression."

"We do not have much hope for the truce to succeed," said Abdulmalik al-Huthi in a televised statement aired on the rebel Al-Masirah channel, ahead of the truce deadline at midnight.

"The success of the truce depends on the commitment of the Saudi regime and is conditioned to a complete end to the aggression," he added referring to the Saudi-led air campaign in support of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link