"The main points studied by the talks’ organizers are focused on delegation members and guarantees provided by the Hadi government. At the same time… no specific guarantees by the UN are provided for, and no guarantees exist for the rebels adhering to the [UN Security Council] resolution 2216," a source told the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
All sides to the Yemeni conflict have agreed to take part in the UN-backed talks, UN Yemen Resident Coordinator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in October, with dates remaining undetermined. The UN is keen on pursuing a gradual course in organizing the talks, Cheikh Ahmed told Sputnik earlier.
Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government and the Ansar Allah (Houthi) opposition movement, who have been supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Since late March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at Hadi's request.