In the view of Yemeni analysts who spoke to MintPress, if Saudi Arabia persists in its behavior, no UN envoy or monitor will be able to help reach a peace agreement in Yemen; and, without pressure on the Kingdom, the UN will go on playing a feeble role.
Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies have failed in their offensive against Yemen’s strategic port city. The offensive, which began in earnest earlier this year, hit an unexpected wall of resistance put up by the Yemeni Army, supported by local volunteer fighters and Ansar Allah.
HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Inside Hodeida, the scene is reminiscent of a maximum-security prison as Saudi-led coalition watchtowers colored in the somber gray of an overcast sky are lit by an array of lanterns amid the city's rolling blackouts. At night, Hodeida becomes a city of ghosts and at sunrise survivors rise from the rubble of their homes, offices,