DOHA, October 2 – Novosti. The Ansar Alla (Houthi) movement ruling in northern Yemen and the government could not agree on an extension of the ceasefire, which was in force in the country for six months and ends on Sunday evening, but negotiations continue, according to a statement received by Novosti from the office of the UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg.
“The UN Special Envoy expresses regret over the failure to reach an agreement to extend the truce for half a year, which has been in effect in Yemen since April 2 and has significantly eased the situation of the local population. I will continue to work with all parties in an attempt to find a solution and reach an agreement to extend the truce,” the statement says. in this statement.
He called on the parties to the conflict to avoid any provocations and actions that could lead to an escalation of the conflict.
Earlier, the Houthis denied the information of the Arab media about the consent to the extension of the truce, which was given by the government, linking this to the requirement to impose the cost of paying salaries to civil servants in the territories under their control to the government budget, replenished from the sale of oil and gas produced in its territories. They have threatened to resume bombing the oil infrastructure of neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , which support the Yemeni government.