U.N. hopes Yemen peace talks can start by month-end: Eliasson

October 15, 2015 10:23 AM

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U.N. hopes Yemen peace talks can start by month-end: Eliasson

GENEVA U.N. Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said on Thursday he hoped U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict in Yemen could start by the end of October.

Eliasson, speaking to a Geneva news conference after talks in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, called for both Houthi fighters and the exiled Yemen government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to attend the talks without pre-conditions.

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