Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Saleh Basendowah announced his resignation Sunday ahead of an expected deal signing with Shiite rebels, the state-run SABA news agency reported, CNN reported.
The U.N.-mediated agreement aims to end days of deadly fighting between Yemeni troops and the powerful Houthi group, whose demands include greater political inclusion and the resignation of the Sunni-led government.
This situation in Sanaa was very tense as Houthi fighters took over the Defense Ministry on Sunday. They also had taken control of many other government buildings in the capital.
Tens of thousands of Houthi supporters have been rallying for weeks to demand the recently approved oil subsidy reform be revoked and the government step down before they agree to remove their tents from Sanaa and the outskirts.