The Ansar Alla (Houthi) ruling group in northern Yemen has denied Arab media reports that it has approved a UN proposal to extend the truce, which has been in force in Yemen for six months and expires on Sunday evening. Negotiations on the extension of the truce with the parties to the conflict in Yemen have been going on for several days.
“What some unscrupulous media reported about the existence of an agreement to extend the truce is not true. Yesterday we explained our position and the demands of the Yemeni people in a statement published by the national delegation,” the head of the Houthi delegation in negotiations with the government and their representative wrote on Twitter Muhammad Abdessalam.
Earlier, the Houthis announced that negotiations to extend the truce had stalled. As a condition for extending the truce, they are demanding that the government pay the salaries of government officials in northern Yemen from the proceeds from the sale of oil and gas produced in government-controlled provinces. However, Yemen’s presidential leadership council, in turn, is pushing for the payment of salaries to civil servants in Houthi-controlled areas from the proceeds from the use of oil ships from the port of Hodeidah in the Red Sea, which is controlled by the Houthis.