Iraqi politicians express support for UN truce in Yemen

Iraqi politicians express support for UN truce in Yemen

Prominent Iraqi officials and Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Yemen, pausing the seven-year-long war which the United Nations (UN) describes as the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

State of Law Coalition leader Nouri al-Maliki tweeted a statement on Sunday expressing his support for the ceasefire in Yemen.

He called the UN-brokered truce a “glimmer of hope” and called on all parties to adhere to the ceasefire and to use the opportunity to work towards achieving a “just and stable peace.”

Maliki added that “Yemen has experienced enough human suffering throughout the war.”

“The two-month truce started at 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) tonight. As of tonight, all offensive ground, aerial and naval military operations should cease,” UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said in a statement.

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