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Bahah: Truce Extension Depends On “How It Is On The Ground”

National Yemen

By NY Staff

On May 17, Yemen’s Vice President Khaled Bahah said on Sunday his administration favored an extension of a five-day ceasefire expiring in the evening but this would depend on the situation on the ground.

“We need the ceasefire to continue for long, not just for a few days, but it depends on the operation on the ground,” Bahah told Reuters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. “There is an effort for an extension, but it depends on how it is on the ground. But it’s our wish from the government side that we need to extend it.”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has accused the Houthi of repeatedly violating the cease-fire terms.

The Houthies are boycotting the three day in Riyadh, insisting on holding the talks in Yemen. Saleh’s representatives GPC have attend the meeting which is planned for three days.