Riyadh - SPA
Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Issues Statement

With reference to the measures taken by the Coalition to Restore
Legitimacy in Yemen in response to the Houthi Militia's launch of an
Iranian-made ballistic missile, which was smuggled into Yemen, and used
by the Houthis to target Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the
Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced today,
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, that the relevant departments within the
Command have completed a comprehensive review of the inspection and
verification procedures used to implement the United Nations Security
Council Resolution 2216, which prohibits the provision of weapons and
military equipment to the Houthi militia and their supporters, who are
using these weapons to sustain their military operations in Yemen.

As a result of this review, the Coalition decided to take the following steps:

1- The reopening of the Port of Hudaydah to receive urgent humanitarian and relief materials.

2- The reopening of Sanaa airport to UN aircraft, designated for humanitarian and relief efforts.

These steps will be implemented in accordance with the procedures
approved by the Evacuation and Humanitarian Operation Cell (EHOC)
starting at (1200) on Thursday November 23, 2017

Further, in continuation of the Coalition's commitment to stand with
the people of Yemen, and to alleviate the humanitarian suffering caused
by the Houthi militias, the Coalition will soon announce a
comprehensive humanitarian operations plan that aims to provide
assistance and relief to the Yemeni people, and to facilitate the
delivery of food to all the governorates of Yemen.

These measure will be in accordance with the efforts by Coalition members to alleviate the suffering by the people of Yemen.

The Coalition Command also renews its call for the United Nations to
urgently send a team of experts to meet with their counterparts in the
Coalition to review and enhance the U.N's inspection and verification
mechanism (UNVIM) in order to implement the best practices that will
protect the people of Yemen, and facilitate the entry of aid and
humanitarian shipments, while preventing the Houthi Militias from
smuggling missiles to target neighboring countries.


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