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Yemen president accuses rebels of dashing peace hopes

November 29
11:02 2016

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi (C) disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Aden airport on November 26, 2016Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday accused Shiite rebels and their allies of dashing hopes for peace after they unveiled a new government in areas under their control. Speaking through a spokesman from Yemen's second city Aden, the seat of his beleaguered government, Hadi called on the international community to "condemn this move and hold the militia responsible for the collapse of peace efforts". Announcing their new government, the Huthi rebels said it was a response to Hadi's "stubbornness" in pursuing a deadly war against them with the support of a Saudi-led coalition since March last year.


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