UN talks on Hodeidah

Could political move stop attack?

U.N. Yemen envoy in talks with Houthis to cede Hodeidah port: sources

ADEN (Reuters) – The U.N. Yemen mediator is in talks with the Houthi movement to hand over control of Hodeidah port to the United Nations in an attempt to avert a possible assault on the city by a Saudi-led coalition, Yemeni political sources said.

Martin Griffiths arrived in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Saturday as coalition-backed troops moved to within 10 km (6.21 miles) of the Red Sea port, long a key target in the war, according to local military officials, who said the advance had paused in the last few days.

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Source: reuters.com

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