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Huthi rebels claim 'success' at Sweden peace talks

Huthi rebel delegation member Jalal al-Ruwaishan speaks to reporters on his return to Yemen on Friday after peace talks in Sweden. Photo: Mohammed Huwais / AFP

Published: 16.Dec.2018 08:36 hrs

Huthi rebels on Saturday hailed a ceasefire accord for a vital Yemeni port agreed at UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, although the deal's implementation remained fragile.

The breakthrough agreement at the first round of negotiations since 2016 was a "success", said Daif Allah al-Shami, information minister for the rebels' unrecognised national salvation government.
   
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