YEMENI PRESIDENT SAYS HOUTHI-SALEH REBELS REJECT PEACE ROAD MAP

Yemen's President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, today said, the rebel Houthi militia and allied forces loyal to now-ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, continue to reject what he described as "clear determinants" of a road map to a peaceful settlement in Yemen.

State Yemen news agency quoted Hadi as saying, the government's commitment to peace efforts was faced only by "procrastination and stalling (on peace talks) by the rebels" who perpetrated a coup d'etat.

Hadi was speaking, during a meeting with U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Yemen, Richard H. Riley, and British Charge d'Affaires in Yemen, Andrew Hunter.

Hadi further stressed that, the humanitarian situation is worsening, in several besieged Yemeni cities, at the hands of rebel Houthi-Saleh militia, which continue to block the entry of food and medicine to civilians.

Source: Nam News Network