Yemen govt temporarily suspends talks with rebels

Yemen's UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed holds a press conference at the ministry of information in Kuwait City on April 30, 2016Yemen’s government temporarily suspended Sunday its participation in talks with Iran-backed rebels in protest at their takeover of a military base and continued ceasefire violations, officials said. “The delegation of the republic of Yemen has suspended its participation in Kuwait talks because of the continued violations by rebels and their takeover of Al-Amaliqa base,” foreign minister and head of delegation Abdulmalek al-Mikhlafi said on Twitter. A spokesman for Mikhlafi told AFP that the government delegation has suspended its participation in both “direct and indirect” talks taking place in Kuwait.

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