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Houthis in 'indirect talks with Saudi'

The Houthis have been conducting indirect talks with Saudi Arabia over the past two days, the group's leader revealed yesterday.

Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi said the talks were aimed at discussing "relations between the two countries", the Anadolu Agency reported.

Yemen's official news agency which is controlled by the group reported Al-Houthi as saying: "There has been indirect communications with Saudi Arabia."

Al-Houthi, who had previously accused Saudi Arabia of supporting Al-Qaeda linked groups in Yemen, expressed keenness on resuming relations with Saudi Arabia on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference.

Remarking on the group's relations with Iran, Al-Houthi pointed out that his group was looking to establish balanced relations with Arab and regional neighbours as well as actors that wish to offer unconditional support to Yemen.

He said the group will devote the coming period to reform Yemen and use its oil and natural resources to build it anew.

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