Tens of thousands of people have staged a rally in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, to celebrate the victory of the country’s revolution, which was spearheaded by Ansarullah fighters, Press TV reports.
The revolutionaries have hailed the agreement as a great achievement. They hope that the deal would finally put an end to their grievances.
The deal was signed on Sunday by a delegation from the Ansarullah movement and government representatives in the presence of Jamal Benomar, a UN envoy in Yemen, and Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi at the presidential palace in the capital.
According to Yemeni officials, 340 people were killed in week-long clashes between Ansarullah fighters of the Shia Houthi movement and Salafist militants backed by Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who is former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh’s half-brother.
Ansarullah fighters have been staging demonstrations in the capital for more than a month, demanding the formation of a new government.
Ansarullah fighters are affiliated to Yemen’s Shia Houthi movement, which draws its name from the tribe of its founding leader, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.
The Ansarullah movement played a key role in the popular revolution that forced the ex-dictator to step down.