Houthis give Yemen factions 3 days to resolve crisis

The group called for removing articles in the Yemeni constitution that contradicted with a peace and partnership agreement signed by Yemen's political forces, on one hand, and the Yemeni presidency, on the other, late in 2014.

Houthis give Yemen factions 3 days to resolve crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemen's Houthi group on Sunday gave the country's political factions three days to reach a political settlement for the crisis in Yemen.

It said in a statement that it would move to avert Yemen's current political crisis if the country's political forces did not reach a settlement by the announced deadline.

The group, which has been controlling Yemeni capital Sanaa since Sept. of 2014, called for removing articles in the Yemeni constitution that contradicted with a peace and partnership agreement signed by Yemen's political forces, on one hand, and the Yemeni presidency, on the other, late in 2014.

The Houthis did not, however, specify these articles.

On Tuesday, group leader, Abdel-Malak al-Houthi, called for holding a meeting on Yemen's political and security situation.

The Yemeni capital was rocked by clashes between Houthis and presidential guards in January.

The clashes opened the door for the Houthis' control over the presidential palace in Sanaa.

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi submitted his resignation to parliament a short time later. His Prime Minister Khaled Bahah submitted his cabinet's resignation to parliament a short time earlier.

The resignation of the president seems to have ushered in a constitutional vacuum in Yemen, which has been suffering political and security deterioration since 2011.

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