Yemen: Minister Very Confident About Start Of Peace Talks

23 Mar 2016   Yemen

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi said March 22 that he was 99 percent sure that U.N-backed peace talks to end Yemen’s civil war would take place in Kuwait by the end of March, AFP reported. More than 6,300 people have died in Yemen’s conflict, which pits forces loyal to President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi and backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Several recent developments suggest that the conflict between Yemen’s former and current presidents and the Shiite Houthi rebels may be drawing to a close. But even if a political deal emerges, it will not bring peace to Yemen .

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