Sweden ready to host Yemen peace talks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sweden is ready to host peace talks as soon as possible to try and negotiate an end to the war in Yemen, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Tuesday.

"We are preparing ourselves to, when the parties are ready, welcome them in Sweden," she told Swedish news agency TT.

"We are also relying on (UN envoy) Martin Griffiths for this and hope it will happen," she added.

"It is high time for peace talks."

Wallstrom said she hoped the negotiations could begin this month.

At the end of October, Griffiths said he hoped the warring parties could meet in Sweden in November, after talks in Geneva in September collapsed following the absence of representatives of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...

Posted by: Fred 2018-11-14