Hodeidah showdown nears

Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Red Sea still a danger for shipping.

Yemen government will not let Houthis keep Hodeidah: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Saudi-backed Yemeni government will not allow its Houthi foes to keep the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the information minister said, underlining its intention to remove the vital aid delivery point from the control of the Iran-aligned group.

The United Nations has proposed that Hodeidah, where 80 percent of food imports arrive, should be handed to a neutral party, to smooth the flow of humanitarian relief and prevent the port being engulfed by Yemen’s two-year-old war.

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Source: reuters.com

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