Houthi rebels reject offers to extend truce: Yemeni gov’t

The Yemeni government has accused Houthi rebels of rejecting all offers to extend a UN-brokered truce in war-torn Yemen.

“The Houthi group turned down all offers to extend the truce,” Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak said during a meeting with UN envoy Hans Grundberg in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

The meeting between the two sides took up the latest developments in Yemen and efforts aimed at the truce, the state news agency Saba reported.

A two-month truce brokered by the UN between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels expired in Oct. 2, with efforts to extend the truce hitting a dead end.

There was no comment from Houthi rebels on the accusation.

Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

Source: Anadolu Agency