The spokesman for the Arab Coalition, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said on Thursday, that the Houthi militias are not taking their participation in Geneva talks, seriously.
Malki added that the Coalition backing the legitimate Yemeni government, is committed to providing all support to the political efforts in Yemen. Read more
It has also been reported that the Yemeni government has given the Houthi delegation 24 hours to travel to Geneva for the talks.
On a related development, the Coalition said earlier on Thursday, that they provided aircraft for Houthi militias to fly to Geneva to participate in the UN talks but they rejected it.
Yemeni sources said that the General Authority for Meteorology and Civil Aviation issued a permit for the Houthi aircraft to fly from Sanaa airport with the participating delegation representing the pro-Iranian militia, thus denying the Houthis’ claims that the delay of their travel to Geneva talks was due to non-arrival of the aircraft and the absence of a flying permit.
Yemeni sources confirmed that the Houthis’ delegation is presenting vague arguments to disrupt and thwart UN-sponsored negotiations. Geneva talks on Yemen will start in the Swiss city on Friday, the UN envoy’s office said Wednesday. Read more