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Yemen rebels 'surprised' by UN accusations of stealing aid

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday said they were surprised by accusations from the United Nations food agency that they are stealing "from the mouths of hungry people" by diverting food deliveries.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Supreme Revolutionary Council, said in a statement that the rebels were taken aback by the World Food Program allegations.

"We were surprised by the statement of the WFP Executive Director, which included threats to stop supplying food for la...