TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley told the Security Council he got word of the as-yet-unsigned agreement even as he spoke to the group at a previous meeting. He didn't detail provisions of the potential pact, and a U.N. spokesman gave no further details when asked at a media briefing shortly afterward.
"A lot of progress has been made," Beasley told the council. "... But we've got to find a final solution. I believe we'll get there."
If the agreement is inked, the WFP is ready to get food back to Yemen's capital, Sanaa, "within days" of the signing, Beasley said.
"Not a day has gone by where I have not thought of the impact that suspending food assistance may have," Beasley said, apologizing to people in Sanaa and throughout Yemen for their ordeal, AP reported.