Yemen: UN calls for talks without preconditions

Yemen: UN calls for talks without preconditions



UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Yemen’s warring parties to be flexible and negotiate without preconditions in order to end the country’s conflict.

s in Sweden. Yemen’s former government has called on the Ansarullah forces to withdraw from the strategic port city of Hudaydah; that was rejected by the fighters. The U-N has offered to play a supervising role in the city. But the Saudi-led coalition, which launched the war on Yemen in 2015 and is backing the former government, wants the Yemeni fighters to withdraw first. The Ansarullah movement says it will assess whether the talks in Sweden are serious or not on Friday. For now, the two sides have agreed to exchange thousands of prisoners.

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