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Coalition not over until UN resolution takes effect in Yemen, insists Qatar

June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

Qatar’s foreign minister has insisted that the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels is not finished until relevant UN Security Council resolutions take effect in Yemen.

“The coalition will not be over without the application of the related Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2216,” Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah told reporters after chairing a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Saudi capital Riyadh. “Our brothers in Yemen assured us that talks will take place within the framework of the Security Council resolutions, the national dialogue outcomes and a GCC initiative.”

Yemen’s warring parties are scheduled to meet in Geneva on 14 June for a new round of talks.

At least 1,037 civilians have been killed, including 130 women and 234 children, with 3,227 others wounded in Yemen since 26 March, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday. The statistics were released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).