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United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien slammed Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition for "unilaterally denying or excessively delaying entry to vessels carrying essential cargo" to the port.

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi said that Iranian plots meant for his country have failed and has found rejection among the Yemeni People.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The number of airstrikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), up from 3,936 for all 2016.

While the report does not specify who is behind the air raids, the Saudi-led Arab military coalition allied with the government largely controls Yemen's airspace.

"The longer the conflict goes on, the higher the risk that terrorist groups will spread and the stronger their influence will become", U.N. Yemen mediator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned the Security Council.

UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the Council via videolink that Yemen today continues to traverse a critical and agonizing period as civilians pay a awful price of an unending power struggle, adding that those who survive the fighting face death by starvation or disease as the economic situation continues to deteriorate and the humanitarian conditions worsen.

"Most of the need is in the north of Yemen, not the south. Fact".

The conflict, which has been ongoing since 2014, is a "deplorable, avoidable, completely man-made catastrophe that is ravaging the country", O'Brien said. The World Health Organization said Monday that the cholera outbreak has killed 2,000 people and infected an estimated 500,000.

But he said the United Nations will continue working with Yemenis "to mainstream the language of peace and reach a political solution". "I call on all parties to a conflict, the security Council and the member States to take all measures possible to prevent the achievement of such violations", he adds. Saudi Arabia denied threatening Ban.


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