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  ניסן 12, 5776 , 20/04/16

Yemen rebels say to join delayed peace talks in Kuwait

Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies have agreed to join delayed UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, their representatives said on Wednesday, according to AFP.

The rebels agreed to join the talks after receiving assurances from the UN envoy and ambassadors that a ceasefire in effect since April 11 would be respected by loyalist forces, the rebels' Al-Masirah television quoted Houthi representative Saleh al-Sammad as saying.

Mahdi al-Mashat, a representative of rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi, said the rebels had been assured that the agenda for the talks would be "clear and tackle issues that could help achieve peaceful solutions".

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