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GCC official ‘deeply regrets’ failed Yemen talks

GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al Zayani called on Houthis to prioritize the Yemeni state’s interests above narrower ones

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Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif Al Zayani on Saturday expressed his deep regret that the U.N.-brokered talks over the Yemeni crisis ended without a ceasefire deal.

The Geneva-based talks between Yemen’s warring parties collapsed on Friday after failing to reach a humanitarian truce in keeping with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216.

Zayani called on Houthis and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to prioritize the Yemeni state’s interests above narrower ones.

He also added in a statement that GCC members fully support the legitimacy in Yemen represented in President Abd Rabu Hadi Mansour and his government.