SANAA: Yemen’s political parties are edging closer to a deal that would resolve the crisis caused by the Huthi militia seizing power, UN envoy Jamal Benomar has said.
Parties including the powerful Huthis have agreed on the “form of the legislative authority in the interim period”, Benomar wrote on his Facebook page late Thursday.
He hailed the preliminary accord as an “important step towards achieving a comprehensive political agreement that would end the current crisis”.
The Huthis seized Sanaa in September before tightening their grip and prompting Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to offer to resign in protest.
They dissolved parliament and installed a “presidential council” on February 6, sparking security concerns that saw several states close their embassies and evacuate diplomats.