Yemeni Houthis quit national dialogue

Houthi group spokesman said that they quit the national dialogue in protest at the killing of Ahmed Sharaf al-Din.

Yemeni Houthis quit national dialogue

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemen's Houthi group has withdrawn from the country's national dialogue following the assassination of its representatives to the talks.

Group spokesman Ali al-Bakheiti told Anadolu Agency that the group quit the national dialogue in protest at the killing of Ahmed Sharaf al-Din, who was gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday morning.

The man was driving on Sanaa's Al-Qahera Street en route to the final session of the national dialogue.

Yemen's national dialogue commenced in March with the stated aim of resolving the country's protracted social and political woes.

These include ongoing tensions in the north, where Shiite Houthis rebels have been engaged in sporadic battles with local tribesmen, Salafist militants and security troops.

The country has been in a state of relative chaos since the ouster of long-serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012 as part of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Last Mod: 21 Ocak 2014, 15:34
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