The UN security Council has agreed unanimously on the deployment of civilian observers, in Yemen. All 15 members of the panel voted on Friday in New York for the British draft, which provides for the Monitoring of the fragile ceasefire in the strategically important port city of Hodeida. The observers are designed to ensure, among other things, the operation of the port and the planned withdrawal of fighters from the town of monitor.

the government and Houthi rebels had agreed recently, in their talks under UN mediation in Sweden to a ceasefire. Originally, the fire break should occur early in the night to Friday. They proved to be brittle, the fighting in the city continued.

Later, the official beginning of the ceasefire has been postponed to Tuesday 00: 00 (local time). The agreement is valid for the of the rebel-controlled Hodeida and its port, through which the bulk of humanitarian aid for Yemen from entering the country.

Yemen has been going on since 2014 a war between Saudi Arabia and other Arab States supported the forces of President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi and the Shiite Houthi rebels, which Iran is. According to the UN, among them thousands of civilians were killed in the civil war, more than 10,000 people. In the country the worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN, worldwide.


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