Yemen Talks to End Saudi Airstrikes, But Conflict Bound to Continue: Source

Yemen Talks to End Saudi Airstrikes, But Conflict Bound to Continue: Source
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:39:30

The next round of Yemen peace talks should result in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes ending in the country, although internal hostilities will continue, a senior source close to fugitive former president Ali Abdullah Saleh told RIA Novosti.

Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement, the country’s main opposition force. Since late March 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at Hadi's request.

A source in the General People’s Congress (GPC), Saleh’s political party, told RIA Novosti that the upcoming peace talks would result in the airstrikes ending in Yemen, but the internal conflict would persist and the Saudi-led coalition "will continue financing terrorist groups and providing them logistics support."

The first round of talks between Yemeni government representatives and Houthi Ansarullah movement took place in Geneva in December 2015.

On Wednesday, UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said that the conflicting parties in Yemen had agreed to a ceasefire that would come into effect at midnight, April 10. The sides also agreed to start peace talks in Kuwait next month, Sputnik reported.


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