Yemen rebels say to set up rival government

The rebel announcement of a rival government is likely to further complicate the prospects of a political settlement in YemenShiite Huthi rebels in Yemen said Sunday they will establish their own government of “national salvation” to rival the internationally recognised administration of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the south. The move was decided by a “supreme political council” created in July by the Iran-backed rebels and forces allied to Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. In early August, UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait between Yemen’s warring parties were suspended.

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