Host Kuwait issues ultimatum to Yemeni negotiators

Armed tribesmen loyal to Shiite Huthi rebels, brandish their weapons at a gathering in Sanaa on June 20, 2016Kuwait, which is hosting troubled Yemen peace talks, has issued an ultimatum to the warring parties to strike a deal within 15 days or leave the Gulf state. Three months of UN-brokered talks in Kuwait have failed to make headway with the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and the government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, both holding firm to their positions. “We have given 15 days for Yemeni sides taking part in the talks to resolve all the issues,” Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel late Wednesday.

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