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    Yemen’s ceasefire begins, FM warns of violations (Al-Arabiya - Saudi Arabia)

    Yemen’s foreign minister expressed alarm after reported breaches minutes after a ceasefire went into effect at 2100 GMT on Sunday in the country, just a week before the upcoming UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait.

    “Until now we do not know if the violations were intentional but we will evaluate in the next few hours to see if they were,” Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi told Al Arabiya News Channel.

    “If these violations prove to be intentional, we will retaliate,” he warned.

    Sources told Al Arabiya News Channel that Iran-backed Houthi militias breached the ceasefire with reports of heavy clashes taking place in the eastern part of Yemen’s Taiz.


    https://english.alarabiya.net/en/Ne...fire-to-take-into-effect-Sunday-midnight.html

    Saudi-Led Coalition Says It Will Adhere to Yemen Cease-Fire (ABC News - US)

    The coalition said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency that it retains the right to respond to any violations of the cease-fire, but that it intends to halt all airstrikes and hostilities in preparation for U.N.-sponsored peace talks scheduled to take place in Kuwait on April 18.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/yemen-clashes-rage-hours-scheduled-cease-fire-38290635


    UN brokered ceasefire comes into effect in Yemen (Press TV - Iran)

    A United Nations-brokered ceasefire comes into effect in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and Yemen both say they will respect the truce. Saudi warplanes bombed two areas in Jawf and Ta’izz provinces just before the implementation of the truce. The previous U-N-brokered ceasefire in Yemen ended in January with Saudis breaching it repeatedly.

    http://presstv.ir/Detail/2016/04/11/460129/Yemen-ceasefire-UN/
     
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    Weakened Houthis Eager to Negotiate

    Al Mukalla: Representatives of Yemen’s government taking part in Monday’s peace talks in Kuwait say that they have hopes negotiations will bring an end to years of conflict in Yemen citing “important” developments that point to Al Houthi willingness to engage in constructive talks with the government.

    Salim Al Khanbashi, a member of the government’s delegation, told Gulf News that there are encouraging prospects for peace.

    “I am optimistic that peace talks in Kuwait will bring about fruitful results,” he said.

    The warring parties agreed last week to halt hostilities on all fronts.

    http://m.gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/weakened-al-houthis-eager-to-negotiate-on-yemen-1.1714402

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    Yemen peace talks delayed over fighting accusations

    Talks aimed at ending more than a year of civil war and a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen have been delayed, as Houthi rebel representatives objected to what they said was continued fighting.

    Delegations representing the Houthis and the party of a former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who control the capital Sanaa, have yet to depart.

    They cited heavy fighting and Saudi-led air operations as the reason for the delay in heading to the talks, which were to be held in Kuwait.

    "There's no point in going .... if there's no respect for the ceasefire," a senior official in Saleh's General People's Congress party told the Reuters news agency on Monday.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, reporting from Kuwait, confirmed that the Houthis had yet to arrive. He said the government delegation was already there.

    There was optimism surrounding the talks, Elshayyal said, adding that neither side had "the same kind of urge to continue this bloody war."

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...yed-fighting-accusations-160418083639945.html
     
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    A high ranking french military officer claims that the french military is helping the saudi-led coalition in Yemen with reconnaissance flights and target designations.



    Not only by satellites,but also with aircrafts.



    And finally said that France is secretly a co-belligerent in the conflict involving the houthis and saudi-led coalition.



    France is also supplying the Saudi-led coalitions with weapons and ammos.
     
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    Many of the coalition members armed forces are using French Military equipment. These systems include but are not limited to French fighter jets, tanks (Leclerc and AMX-30), and artillery. Along with these platforms comes the ammunition, spare parts, and training.

    AMX-30 in Yemen:

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    Leclerc in Yemen
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    France sold the UAE two military satellites two years ago.
    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Se...-Persian-Gulf-satellite-deals/88361381767739/

    France has a naval base in the UAE.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/26/AR2009052602994.html

    The Charles De Gaul is deployed in the Indian Ocean - Persian Gulf theatre.
    http://www.france24.com/en/20160226...es-de-gaulle-fight-group-terrorism-syria-iraq
     
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