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Al Jazeera: US pushes for new Yemen peace initiative
US, UN and Gulf Arab states agree to offer Houthi rebels participation in unity government to end 18-month conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced a new initiative to restart Yemen peace talks, offering Houthi rebels participation in the country's unity government in exchange for a transfer of their heavy weapons to a third party.
Kerry said on Thursday that the "fair and sensible approach" to end the 18-month conflict was agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia.
"The bloodshed ... has gone on for too long," he said, speaking at a press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in the Saudi city of Jeddah. "It has to stop ... There is no military solution."
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