RIYADH, -- The Yemeni government is committed to the 72-hour UN-brokered ceasefire, that began just before midnight on Wednesday in Yemen, despite violations by the rebel Houthi militia in Taiz and other cities, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi said on Thursday, "Over the past period and during the peace process, the concessions made by the legitimate government for the sake of peace were taken for granted by the perpetrators of the coup," Hadi was quoted by the official Yemeni news agency as saying during a meeting with the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the Saudi capital.

Renewing commitment to peace efforts, Hadi reiterated his hope that the rebels would "listen to the voice of reason to spare the Yemeni people further bloodshed."

The UN envoy restated the hope that the restored restoration of the cessation of hostilities would hold to enable the achievement of permanent peace in the country.

He further stressed the need for delivering humanitarian assistance and ending siege laid on some Yemeni cities.

Source: Emirates News Agency