BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Mansour Bajash slammed the recent UN-sponsored agreement to provide an air-bridge for medical patients living in the Houthis-held parts of Yemen.
“The Yemeni government condemns the UN’s signing of an MoU with Hisham Sharaf [foreign minister in the Houthi-led government] calling for the establishment of an air-bridge for Yemeni medical patients,” Yemen’s SABA news agency quoted Bajash as saying at the meeting.
“This agreement contravenes UN Security Council resolutions and will negatively affect the good relations between the [Yemeni] government and international organizations,” he said.
The Yemeni regime under exiled president ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi have repeatedly opposed any humanitarian aid being sent to the Houthis-held areas in Yemen.
The Houthis currently controls almost all of northwestern Yemen, including the nation’s capital, Sana’a.