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SANAA, Yemen – 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.