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Back in Yemen, UN envoy says he is disappointed by Shiite rebels' tough stance

  • Houthi fighters wearing army uniforms, stand guard near the closed U.S. embassy after police opened the road, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Houthi fighters wearing army uniforms, stand guard near the closed U.S. embassy after police opened the road, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Houthi fighter wearing an army uniform, walks past the gate of the main entrance of the US embassy after Yemeni police opened the road in front of it in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    A Houthi fighter wearing an army uniform, walks past the gate of the main entrance of the US embassy after Yemeni police opened the road in front of it in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Houthi fighter wearing an army uniform, stands guard at the gate of the main entrance of the closed U.S. embassy after Yemeni police opened the road in front of it, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    A Houthi fighter wearing an army uniform, stands guard at the gate of the main entrance of the closed U.S. embassy after Yemeni police opened the road in front of it, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for the relocation of embassies to Aden, as several of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council members have done already. The U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller met with Hadi in Aden on Monday and said Hadi remained the "legitimate" leader of Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.

The conditions were stipulated in a Security Council resolution seeking to help resolve the crisis roiling Yemen amid the power grab by rebel Houthis.

The U.N. envoy, Jamal Benomar, warned during a visit to the southern city of Aden on Wednesday that no single party "will be able to impose" control over all of Yemen.

Benomar spoke shortly after meeting with embattled Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled from Houthis' house arrest and is establishing his base in Aden.

Hadi has also called for relocating embassies from the capital, Sanaa, now in rebel hands, to Aden.