The prime minister of Yemen on Wednesday urged the international community to oblige Houthi rebels to abide by the ceasefire agreement reached in Sweden.
Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, who was appointed as Yemeni Prime Minister since Oct. 18, 2018, met Wednesday with the United Kingdom ambassador to Yemen, Michael Aron, in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to the Saba news agency which is run by the internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
"The responsibility has been laid on the shoulders of the International community, the United Nations and the Security Council to commit this militia to fully abide by implementation of what has been agreed upon without any delay," Saba news agency cited Abdulmalik as saying.
The two warring parties agreed on the Hodeida province-wide truce that came into effect Tuesday midnight, following a week of peace talks in Sweden that aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.
Earlier in the day, fighters of the Arab military coalition led by Saudi Arabia, however, bombed Houthi's positions near capital Sana'a and its International Airport, while several shooting, explosions and sporadic fighting were registered in Hodeida.
The Yemeni government and Houthi movement have accused each other of breaking the truce.
"The pessimism of many people towards results of Stockholm consolations stems from bitter experience from Houthi militias' rebellion against agreements and accords they have been signing," Yemen Prime Minister expressed.
He added that Houthi's "suspected explanations of the agreement on Hodeida and the Port of Hodeida, confirm that they are unserious on submission to peace and still selling elusion to their followers and Iran," which back the Yemeni rebels.