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We did not fail in Yemen: UN envoy

He added at a press conference in Saudi Arabia that “a military solution will not be possible.”

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UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Monday said “There is no alternative to a political solution in Yemen,” adding at a press conference in Saudi Arabia that “a military solution will not be possible.”

He called, during the conference with the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Iyad Madani, for reaching a political solution to the conflict in war-torn Yemen.

The coming period "will be allocated to reaching a comprehensive solution” to the crisis, he said, going on to call for the implementation of UN resolutions for resolving the Yemeni conflict.

The UN envoy insisted that peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthis have not failed.

For his part, Madani expressed the hope that the efforts being made by the UN envoy leads to a political solution.

He stressed that the unilateral decision taken by the "parties that turned against legitimacy," to establish a presidential council and invite the Parliament to hold another hearing will lead to further complications, and reiterated that the organization "has always supported” a political solution in Yemen, which complies with the documents and the decisions taken by the UN in this regard.

On Saturday, Ould Cheikh said the UN-brokered peace talks have been suspended for one month.