Col. Turki Al Malki, the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, stated that on Saturday, the Southern Region Operations Center announced that the terrorist Iranian-backed Houthi militia has targeted civilians with a projectile, which resulted in the martyrdom of three civilians in Jazan Governorate, the official Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported.
Guards walk on the wreckage of a building destroyed by air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen. "We left it in his hands for the time being", Nebenzia told reporters.
More than 22 million people in Yemen are in need of aid - 8.4 million of whom are on the brink of starvation, according to the United Nations. "I hope that it will be possible to avoid a battle for Hodeidah".
Despite the uptick in USA refueling, military experts say the UAE is less dependent on the Pentagon for operations in Hodeidah.
Burt said: "The UN special envoy has previously expressed concern that conflicts in Hodeidah could take peace off the table "in a single stroke".
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed concern at the situation in Hudeida and called on all parties to "honour their commitments to working with the United Nations".
The United States urged all parties of the conflict to ensure humanitarian access to the Yemeni people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Pompeo's statement, while cautionary, did not explicitly urge the Emiratis to avoid an assault on Hodeidah.
"Our message is clear. if this assault happens then it would be very hard to imagine how hard the situation the people in Yemen, particularly in Hodeidah, will be in", said Muhsin Siddiqui, country director of Oxfam.
The Pentagon has already been scrutinized by lawmakers for refueling Saudi and UAE jets in the yearslong conflict and deploying U.S. special forces troops to dismantle Iran-backed missile launchers near Yemen's northern border without seeking congressional authorization. He is due to brief the U.N. Security Council later this month.
On Friday, Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said that humanitarian agencies "fear, in a prolonged worst case, that as many as 250,000 people may lose everything - even their lives".
Since the Coalition launched its support for the Yemeni government in March 2015, Houthis have fired 149 ballistic issiles and 66,315 projectiles toward Saudi Arabia.
He cited the possibility that the United States could potentially do more on humanitarian relief, if asked, but said "right now we have not been asked to do more than what we're already doing".