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Yemen : the peace talks in Geneva accepted by the government and the rebels

the peace talks in Geneva

The Yemeni government in exile and the Shiite Houthi rebellion, who meet for several months in Yemen, on Friday, June 05 agreed to participate in the peace talks in Geneva under the auspices of the UN, June 14 is the tentative date announced for the peace talks.

Ezzedine Al-Isbahi, the Minister of Information of the Yemeni government in exile in Riyadh, said regarding the peace talks in Geneva that it would be “consultations for the implementation of resolution 2216,” the UN Security Council. It provides for the withdrawal of Houthi territories they conquered since the beginning of their offensive last year.

Al-Shami Daifallah, politburo member of the movement Ansaruallah who claims to be the Houthi rebellion, said the rebels had “accepted the UN’s invitation to go to the table for dialogue in Geneva without any preliminary conditions . “

Yemen is in the state of violence since Houthi rebels, supported by Iran , entered the capital Sanaa in September 2014 and have advanced to Aden in the south, battling forces loyal to President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, forced to flee late March in Saudi Arabia.

Since more than two months an Arab coalition performs air raids almost daily against the Houthi and their allies across Yemen . The conflict has claimed nearly 2,000 lives and displaced more than 545,000 people from their homes , according to the UN .

Sidra Sajid
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