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Yemen: Yemeni Government Casts Doubt on UN Peace Talks

Originally published (July 2, 2016), AFP. Comments and photos by Alistair Reign.

Yemeni children protest for peace: Yemen's government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country. The government still has Yemeni children protest for peace: Yemen's government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country. The government still has "fundamental differences" with the Huthis over "their rejection... of measures that are necessary to put an end to their plot", it said in a statement late on Friday. June 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/ Mohammed Huwais).

Yemen’s government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country. The government still has “fundamental differences” with the Huthis over “their rejection… of measures that are necessary to put an end to their plot“, it said in a statement late on Friday.

We won’t go to Saudi Arabia to sign a peace deal even if the war continued to years, Saleh said in statements on Saturday cited by the website of his General People’s Congress party.

Yemen’s ousted President, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen’s warring parties are taking a two-week break from peace talks in Kuwait that have made little headway since they began on April 21 (2016).

The government, supported by a Sunni coalition headed by Saudi Arabia, demands that the Iran-backed rebels withdraw from cities including the capital, Sanaa, and give back arms they have seized.

It wants to re-establish its authority across the entire country and restart a political transition that was interrupted when the Huthis ousted President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and seized Sanaa in 2014.

The rebels have conditioned their withdrawal on both sides agreeing on a new president to manage the transition.

U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Due to the stubbornness (of the rebels) and their procrastination, it was not possible to agree on any item on the agenda” of the Kuwait talks, the government delegation said. (I consider this a highly biased statement, made to blame the Houtie for the unsuccessful talks, Alistair)

The negotiators will spend the next two weeks discussing their positions before reconvening on July 15 (2016), UN mediator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday.

He said they would then return to Kuwaitwith practical recommendations on how to implement the necessary mechanisms that will enable them to sign a peace accord“.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed has urged both sides to make concessions to end the conflict, which has cost more than 6,400 lives since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition intervened to push back the Huthis.

Former Yemen President, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Former Yemen President, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

On Thursday, the UN envoy said the two sides had “established the main principles that will guide the next phase of Yemen talks“.

He has put forward a peace road map that would see the formation of a unity government and the withdrawal and disarmament of the rebels.

He said the negotiators had welcomed his proposal but had not agreed a timetable or the steps needed to implement it.

Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher told the rebels and their allies, supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, that they had no choice other than to make peace.

Ahmed bin Dagher, former secretary general of the General People’s Congress party to which Yemen’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi once belonged, was named as prime minister by Hadi in April. Iran-backed rebels have been in control of capital Sanaa since 2014, forcing the government to declare second-city Aden as temporary capital. But Hadi and many government officials, including Bahah, spend most of their time in Riyadh as they struggle to secure Aden and other parts of the country where Sunni jihadists have gained ground. (PHOTO/ Credit: AFP/ FAYEZ NURELDINE).

Ahmed bin Dagher, former secretary general of the General People’s Congress party to which Yemen’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi once belonged, was named as prime minister by Hadi in April. Iran-backed rebels have been in control of capital Sanaa since 2014, forcing the government to declare second-city Aden as temporary capital. But Hadi and many government officials, including Bahah, spend most of their time in Riyadh as they struggle to secure Aden and other parts of the country where Sunni jihadists have gained ground. (PHOTO/ Credit: AFP/ FAYEZ NURELDINE).

Peace will be imposed by all means, even by force,” he said in a statement (sounds more of a DEATH THREAT to me, Alistair) published by Yemen’s government-controlled Saba news agency.

Everyone without exception will have to submit to the authority of the state.” (Will that be Saudi-Wahhabi-Sunni law? Alistair)

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AFP: Agence France-Presse: Yemeni government casts doubt on UN peace talks.


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