SANA’A, YEMEN (8:05 P.M.) – A convoy carrying UN’s special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, came under gunfire Sana’a international airport on Monday, sources told Sky News Arabia.
The special envoy of UN Secretary general to Yemen arrived in Sana’a on Monday amid tensions in Yemeni capital, with Houthis refusing to meet him.
Protesters gathered earlier today near Sana’a international airport ahead of UN envoy arrival to demand him to influence on Aden-based government of exiled president Hadi (officially recognized by the UN) so that state workers in Yemen finally start getting their salaries and Saudi blockade of the airport is lifted.
Security sources in Sanaa international airport denied claims that the convoy came under gunfire.
“After the UN envoy arrival at the airport, police fired in the air to disperse protesters,” security sources told Al-Masdar News.
Houthi senior officials who control Sana’a and almost all the northern provinces of Yemen said meeting UN’s envoy to Yemen is “a waste of time”.