Yemen's warring parties plan to suspend talks on ending more than a year of conflict after failing to reach a breakthrough.

Two negotiators representing Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies, and one from the internationally-recognized government, told The Associated Press that the two sides on Monday were drafting a statement to announce that they will return to talks mid-July, following the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Iftar.

One of the negotiators, who is also a minister in the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, says "the return to the talks is meant to save face after reaching a deadlock."

The three spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

The two sides have been holding talks in Kuwait since April.