By Gulsen Topcu

SANAA, Yemen

The UN envoy for Yemen called on parties in the war-struck country Tuesday to de-escalate violence.

“The parties in #Yemen must de-escalate violence and renew their commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Yemeni people deserve better than a life of perpetual war,” Martin Griffiths wrote on Twitter.

“More than a year ago in #Stockholm, the parties promised the Yemeni people to keep #Hudaydah safe, to use port revenues to pay salaries& to return detainees to their loved ones,” Griffiths said.

“They must fulfill these promises&build a conducive environment for the peace process.

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