Yemen’s Houthi group prevented from attending UN peace talks

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Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Wednesday that its delegation was prevented from flying to Geneva to attend United Nations-sponsored peace talks.

This is according to a report by the group’s al-Masirah TV.

It said the UN could not secure required authorizations from the Saudi-led coalition which controls Yemen’s airspace.

UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths wants Yemen’s government and the Houthi movement to work towards a deal to end the war, remove foreign forces from Yemeni territory, and establish a national unity government.