Yemen Houthi Rebels set to commit to Peace plan

The Houthi rebels in Yemen have said they are willing to commit to a peace plan to end the country’s conflict, and the United Nations has announced that its envoy is going to the region to see how Yemen’s government will respond.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Houthis accepted a UN Security Council resolution that calls for an end to violence, withdrawal of their forces from all areas they have seized, and a halt to undermining the political transition in the country.

The decision was confirmed by the General People’s Congress, the party of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is aligned with the Houthis.

The party and Houthi representatives pledged to commit to the seven-point peace plan brokered by the UN in Oman, including ceasefire and the return of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government to the capital, Sanaa.

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