Yemen government rejects Shiite rebels' peace offer

SANAA, Jan. 31 (AFP) – The Yemeni government has rejected an offer of a truce by northern Shiite rebels, stressing that it should also include a pledge not to attack neighbouring Saudi Arabia, a government official said Sunday.

This undated handout picture released by the Yemeni army in November 2009 shows a Yemeni soldier manning a machine gun in Saada province. (AFP file)

"The government rejects the (rebel leader Abdul Malak) al-Huthi's initiative to accept the five points of the government terms (for peace), because it does not include a sixth point, which demands a pledge from the Huthis not to attack Saudi territory," the government official told AFP.

Source: AFP

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