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Stalemate continues in Yemeni peace talks

Yemeni peace talks hosted by Kuwait ended on Friday without any end to the stalemate, informed sources close to the discussions have told Anadolu.

According to the sources, UN Envoy Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed decided at the end of the meeting to arrange a new meeting for just four people. He will meet with representatives of the legitimate government, the Houthis and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday.

During the unsuccessful meeting, the sources said, the government delegation stressed the importance of committing to the UN Security Council resolutions and agreed upon referees. It also reiterated that any discussion conducted away from these referees is "rejected".

The official delegation also called for the UN to oblige the Houthis and Saleh not to make a connection between the progress made in the committees' discussions with the Houthis' demand to form a government of which they are part.

On Friday, Envoy Ahmed announced that he proposed some ideas to bring the opposing sides closer together. He noted that everyone expressed their consent to this.

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