GCC official ‘deeply regrets’ failed Yemen talks

The GCC Sekretary General Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani speaks at a news conference during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Foreign ministers meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP)

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.

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