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U.N. Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi detainee release

U.N. Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi detainee release
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths attends a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina -
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EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA(Reuters)
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by Yemen’s Houthi movement to unilaterally release a number of detainees, saying he hoped it would lead to further progress on an agreed prisoner exchange deal.

The Iran-aligned Houthis on Monday said they would release 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, under the supervision of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.

(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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