On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the warring parties in Yemen should begin negotiations on neutral territory.
"[Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur] Hadi is outside any negotiating process, he is accused of conspiring against his own people. After he requested international intervention into the country, it became utterly impossible to sit at the same negotiating table with him," Sammad said.
On Tuesday, the director of the Yemen president's office, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, told RIA Novosti that Hadi would not engage in negotiations with the Houthis until the rebels surrender.
In late January, Houthi rebels captured the presidential palace in Sanaa and key governmental buildings, placing Hadi under house arrest and forcing him to submit his resignation. However, Hadi later rescinded his resignation, saying he was still president.