Houthis sign security document to resolve Yemen crisis

"The Houthi group signed the document on Saturday," a Houthi source told Anadolu Agency.

Houthis sign security document to resolve Yemen crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Shiite Houthi group on Saturday signed a security document attached to a deal recently signed with the Yemeni government to resolve the country's political crisis.

"The Houthi group signed the document on Saturday," a Houthi source told Anadolu Agency.

The source, however, declined to give more details about the document.

Following days of deadly clashes with army troops, Houthi militants last week managed to seize most state institutions in the capital Sanaa, including the parliament building and Defense Ministry headquarters.

Last week, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi – faced with massive pro-Houthi demonstrations that paralyzed the capital – signed a deal with the Houthi leadership aimed at ending the weeks-long political standoff.

The deal calls for the formation of a new government; the appointment of a nonpartisan prime minister; and the appointment of a Houthi adviser to the president.

The Houthis, however, declined to sign the security document.

The document calls for the Houthis to give up government institutions under their control, withdraw gunmen from Sanaa and the northern Amran province and halt clashes in the northern Al-Jawf province and the eastern Ma'rib province.

Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since the 2012 ouster of longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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