Iran puts forward Yemen peace plan as Houthis suffer battlefield setbacks

A stadium after it was destroyed by an air strike in Ibb, the central city in Yemen. Reuters

(Reuters) – Iran proposed a peace plan for Yemen on Tuesday and called for an end to Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels allied to Tehran, but the move was likely to draw a cool response from Riyadh.

On the battlefront, militiamen loyal to deposed President President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said they had pushed back Houthi fighters at several points in southern Yemen, including districts of the port city of Aden, the focal point of a conflict that entered its most dangerous phase three weeks ago.

After prolonged street fighting, Houthi fighters withdrew from Aden’s Khor Maksar district, where the international airport and foreign missions are located.

The pull-out deprives the Houthis of a bridge to downtown areas where they face heavy resistance from local fighters…

You mean the Saudi’s intervention has worked? NYT has an article just today saying that the Saudi Operation Decisive Storm was “bombastically named” and “won’t solve anything.”