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Yemeni talks hindered by UN inability: State Minister

Tehran, The United Nations should be blamed for the failure in holding Geneva reconciliation talks, a Yemeni senior official said.

Speaking to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Ahmed Al-Qana, Minister of State for Dialogue Output and National Reconciliation in Yemeni government, said, 'If the UN is not able to guarantee the return of Yemeni delegation, how it can be trusted for implementation of any possible agreement and make the other party remain committed to its obligation,' he said.

The UN's failure in supplying a plane and guaranteeing the Yemeni delegation's safety and return to Sanaa attests that the biggest international political organization is dominated by Saudi petrodollars, the Yemeni minister said.

A military intervention in Yemen was launched in 2015 by Saudi Arabia, accompanied by a number of several other Arab states. The bombings have claimed lives of more than 14,000 Yemeni civilians, including hundreds of children.

Yemeni-Yemeni talks, backed by the UN, that were supposed to be held in Geneva on Thursday (September 6), have been postponed due to the UN inability to obtain a permit from the Saudi-led coalition.

The situation shows that the coalition is not committed to a peaceful solution for Yemen conflict, the delegation said.

The first round of Yemeni talks in Geneva was convened in December 2015, but the Ansarullah delegation was prevented from returning home after the second round and they had to stay in Muscat for about three months.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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