Houthi rebels in Yemen say they’re ready for ceasefire if Saudi Arabia is

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Houthi rebels in Yemen said Sunday they are ready for peace talks to end the war there if the Saudi-led coalition is as well.

The group said in a statement that it was ready for a ceasefire if the Saudi-led coalition “wants peace,” according to Reuters.

The Houthi rebels also said they are ending their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and their allies in Yemen.{mosads}

“After our contacts with the U.N. envoy and his request to stop drone and missile strikes … We announce our initiative … to halt missile and drone strikes on the countries of aggression,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are leading the coalition against the Houthi rebels in the deadly war in Yemen.

The United States is among the western nations that have backed the Saudi-led coalition through weapons support and training. Lawmakers in the U.S. have urged the Trump administration in recent weeks to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. and Saudi officials announced last week that the U.S. would no longer refuel Saudi aircraft in the war.


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