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Yemen’s Saudi-Backed Delegation Withdraws from Talks

17 May 2016 14:55



Riyadh-backed delegation to Yemen peace talks capital walk out of a meeting taking place in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday.

Yemeni sources told al-Manar that the Riyadh delegation withdrew from a morning session in a bid to avoid being committed to the political guarantees.

AFP news agency also reported the move by the Saudi-backed exiled government, saying its delegation has suspended its participation in talks with the current government in Sanaa which is run by revolutionary movement, Ansarullah and its allies.

The French agency quoted Abdulmalek al-Mikhlafi, the head of Riyadh-backed delegation as saying that the National delegation (Ansarullah and its allies) had “torpedoed the talks completely,” by backtracking on their commitments after a month of negotiations.

“I have asked the UN envoy not to allow the rebels to waste any more time … and to make them comply with the reference issues before we resume the talks,” said Mikhlafi referring to Ansarullah revolutionaries.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni sources told al-Manar that the nomination of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, a fugitive general, to head the open military committee is aimed at hindering the talks.

The open military committee is tasked with monitoring a ceasefire in the war-torn country sponsored by the United Nations.

Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

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