Houthis set new conditions in Geneva talks, possibly hindering progress

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Political sources told Al Arabiya English on Wednesday that the Houthi delegation in the Yemen peace talks, being held in Geneva this week, have set new conditions that may possibly hinder negotiations.

It was also reported that it was unlikely the Houthi delegation would arrive on time for talks to begin.


Yemeni Information Minister Muammar al-Eryani earlier said Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has directed a delegation at the upcoming Geneva peace talks to prioritize the issue of releasing the body of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Also prioritized will be the release of Saleh's sons from detention, along with the General People’s Congress officials, journalists, activists and other detainees.

Eryani said on Twitter that Hadi’s directions are an important message that everyone including the General People’s Congress must understand as a message which conveys the importance of honest work and efforts to turn the page of the past and head towards the future to restore the state and end the people’s suffering.

A new round of peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties will kick off on Thursday in Geneva.

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