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Any solution for Yemen must end Saudi aggression: Ansarullah

14 July 2016 16:44

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Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says any solution to the conflict in his country must guarantee the end of Saudi aggression and its siege of the impoverished country.

Writing on his Facebook account, Ansarullah spokesman Mohammad Abdulsalam said on Thursday Houthis will reject any peace plan that fails to stop Saudi aggression, lift an air and naval blockade and remove economic restrictions.

Abdulsalam made the comments after meeting with UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the capital Sana’a.

The spokesman said any solution to end the crisis should be agreed by all the involved parties.

Abdulsalam’s remarks come as a fresh round of UN-sponsored peace talks between warring sides is set to kick off in Kuwait on Friday.

The peace talks on Yemen began in Kuwait on April 21 with the aim of putting an end to more than a year of conflict in the Arab country.

The talks coincided with a UN-mediated ceasefire, which still holds across Yemen, although the Houthis have reported numerous airstrikes by Saudi Arabia targeting civilians.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

More than 9,400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression.

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