Saudi Arabia Praises 'Positive Results' After Yemen's Houthi Rebels Visit Kingdom for Peace Talks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday praised the positive results of talks with Yemen's Houthi rebels after they visited the kingdom for peace talks, though Riyadh released few details on their negotiations to end the war tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation.
The five days of talks, which represented the highest-level, public negotiations with the Houthis in the kingdom, come as Saudi Arabia tries a renewed bid to end the yearslong coalition war it launched on Yemen. That conflict had become enmeshed in a wider regional proxy war the kingdom faced against its longtime regional rival Iran, with which it reached a dtente earlier this year.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry in a statement early Wednesday marking the end of the Houthis' trip welcomed the positive results of the serious discussions regarding reaching a road map to support the peace path in Yemen.
The kingdom continues to stand with Yemen and its brotherly people and ... encourages the Yemeni parties to sit at the negotiating table to reach a comprehensive and lasting political solution in Yemen under the supervision of the United Nations," the statement read.