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UNSC Approves Team to Monitor Yemen Ceasefire after US-UK Tussle

  • On Friday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously approved to send the UN advance team for monitoring a ceasefire in Hodeidah region on war-torn Yemen. The decision comes after the allies USA and UK wrangled for days on the issue. UN had brokered a ceasefire in Hodeidah’s Red Sea port city on Tuesday between Saudi Arabia-backed Yemen government and Iran-backed Houthi rebel group. The UNSC, on Friday, authorized UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deploy an advance monitoring team for 30-days initially. The monitoring team will be led by retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert. Reports say that the team will neither be armed nor in uniforms. The team will reach Yemen shortly. The UN Secretary-General has been asked by the council to submit proposals by end of the month.