Yemen's ex-president in talks to resolve war-party official

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 7:43 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, are in talks with diplomats from the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates to help end four months of war in the impoverished country, a member of his party said.

"There are negotiations in Cairo between the leaders of the Congress party and diplomats from the United States, Britain and the UAE in order to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Yemen and to lift the siege on the grounds that the continuation of the war and the siege serve extremist groups," Adel Shuja, a leader of the party Saleh heads, told Reuters.

"These negotiations have made significant progress so far."

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari and Noah Browning, Editing by William Maclean, editing by Larry King)