A dispute over Houthi withdrawals from critical ports in Yemen is threatening the success of a deal negotiated late last year with the country’s internationally recognized government.

Why it matters: The Stockholm agreement, considered a breakthrough when announced in December, was intended to improve Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation and build confidence between the government and the Iran-backed Houthis. But scant progress has been made, raising concerns about the UN’s ability to broker a permanent peace between the warring parties.

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