19-09-2021 08:04 AM Jerusalem Timing

Ansarullah Rejects Talk Offer from Riyadh

Ansarullah Rejects Talk Offer from Riyadh

The Ansarullah movement in Yemen has rejected the idea of transferring to Saudi Arabia the venue of talks on the country’s ongoing situation

The Ansarullah movement in Yemen has rejected the idea of transferring to Saudi Arabia the venue of talks on the country's ongoing situation.

Mohammed Bukhaiti, a member of the movement's political council, made the announcement on Monday, underscoring that such a decision is in breach of previous agreements.

The rebuttal came after Saudi Arabia announced its readiness to host negotiations among the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council member states over the ongoing political turmoil in Yemen.

The six-nation council had agreed to hold talks over Yemen in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA reported on Monday, citing a statement by the Saudi King's office.

Saudi Arabia had said the proposal for organizing the talks in Riyadh was made in response to a request by Yemen's fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.