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Yemen minister: Houthi-Saudi dialogue is ‘unequal’

A still image taken from a video of the Houthi raid across the border in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region [Youtube]
A still image taken from a video of the Houthi raid across the border in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region [Youtube]

Yemeni minister of transport, Saleh Al-Jabwani, described on Sunday the Houthi-Saudi dialogue as “unequal”, Al Araby Al Jadeed reported.

Speaking to Al Araby TV, Al-Jabwani announced: “The dialogue between the two sides is futile.”

This came hours after Saudi’s recognition that they had started dialogue with the Houthis through a backchannel, despite the recent increase in tensions.

Saudi Arabia also revealed that this dialogue has achieved progress.

Meanwhile, Al-Jabwani disclosed that the crash of the Saudi fighter jet by the Houthis in Yemen was a “dangerous development”, adding: “This means that the Houthis obtained surface-to-air missiles from Iran.”

READ: Despite Yemen violence spike, Saudi says talks with Houthis progressing

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