Saudi Arabia Monday proposed a ceasefire deal to war with Yemen. This comes to end the nearly six-year war in Yemen. But the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels would first have to agree to it.
Saudi’s ceasefire proposal calls for a nationwide ceasefire. It also proposes reopening the airport in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
The Houthis reportedly said that it provided nothing new. As this proposal nowhere mentions a complete lift of the blockade on Sanaa’s airport or the port city of Hodeidah.
Both the United States and the U.N. have been trying to end what they call the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
President Joe Biden had earlier pledged to allow more refugees to come to the U.S. The Saudi-led war in Yemen began in 2014. It began when Houthi militants supported by Iran overthrew the unpopular Saudi-backed government in Sanaa.