Yemen FM: Dialogue with Houthis still possible

The coalition began air strikes on Thursday to try to roll back Houthi gains in the Arabian Peninsula country. (Al Arabiya)

Dialogue with the Houthi rebels is still possible despite the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against the Iran-backed militia and their allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni foreign minister said on Thursday.

Speaking ahead of an Arab League summit in Egypt where Yemen will dominate the agenda, he told Reuters: “Dialogue was necessary and it still is. (But) it has to be dialogue that is under the (principle) of the legitimacy of the president and the state and not legitimacy of coups and militias.”

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(With Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45