UN special ad visor on Yemen resigns

” Benomar, a Moroccan diplomat, has been acting as a mediator in talks among rival political groups in Yemen since 2011.”
United Nations, April 16 (IANS): The UN’s special advisor on Yemen, Jamal Benomar has resigned, a UN spokesman said.

The envoy resigned on Wednesday night as he expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment, Xinhua news agency quoted the spokesman as saying.

A successor shall be named in due course.

Until that time, the UN will continue to spare no efforts to re-launch the peace process in order to get the political transition back on track, the spokesman added.

Benomar, a Moroccan diplomat, has been acting as a mediator in talks among rival political groups in Yemen since 2011.

His resignation comes as the war in Yemen intensifies, with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition continuing its air campaign against Houthi rebels in the country.