Yemen peace talks to convene Dec. 15, Yemeni minister tells Saudi TV

by Reuters
Saturday, 5 December 2015 22:07 GMT

CAIRO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - United Nations-backed peace talks aimed at ending eight months of civil war in Yemen between an Iranian-allied militia group and the embattled Saudi-backed government will convene on Dec. 15, Saudi-owned TV quoted Yemen's foreign minister as saying.

"Consultations on the implementation of Resolution 2216 will be held on Dec. 15," the network quoted Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi as saying in a news flash, referring to a U.N. Security Council decision calling for Yemen's dominant Houthi militia to quit major cities.

(Reporting By Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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