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Officials: Yemeni talks to be suspended after deadlock

  • In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, arrives for the Yemeni Peace Talks with Yemeni delegations in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)

    In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, arrives for the Yemeni Peace Talks with Yemeni delegations in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, arrives for the Yemeni Peace Talks with Yemeni delegations in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)

    In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second left, arrives for the Yemeni Peace Talks with Yemeni delegations in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, talks with a member of the Yemeni delegation during the Yemeni Peace Talks in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)

    In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo released by the Kuwait Ministry of Information and made available Monday, June 27, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, talks with a member of the Yemeni delegation during the Yemeni Peace Talks in Kuwait. Ban urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago. (Kuwait Ministry of Information via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.