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    First Round of Yemen Peace Talks Over, No Success Achieved

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    The goals set for reconciliation talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have not been achieved, Yemeni foreign minister said.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The first round of indirect reconciliation talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels in Geneva ended on Friday without bringing any positive results, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said.

    "The first round of current consultations is over, we are leaving Geneva tomorrow," Yassin said.

    "There is no progress for the time being, we have not achieved the goals that we have set for consultations," the minister said, adding that the collapse of the talks must be blamed on Houthi representatives, who refused to cooperate or bring forward any constructive proposals.

    Yassin said that the consultations would continue at a date that has not been decided yet.

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