Saudi Arabia United Nations Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, left, and Yemen U.N. Ambassador Khaled Hussein Al-Yamani, right, hold a press conference, Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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The Saudi-led coalition will take steps in the coming 24 hours to ease the blockade on Yemen -- but will not reopen a key rebel-held port to aid shipments unless tighter inspections are put in place, Saudi Arabia's UN ambassador said Monday.Saudi Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi told reporters that ports in government-controlled areas such as Aden, Mukalla and Mocha will be reopened, but demanded tighter restrictions on the key port of Hodeida.The United Nations insisted its aid operations need access to the Hodeida and Saleef ports, saying that more than two-thirds of the people in need and 80 percent of all cholera cases are closest to the two ports.
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