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Arab League condemns Houthis' gov't in Yemen

CAIRO, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit deplored Tuesday the formation by Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh of a so-called National Salvation Government.
Abul-Gheit condemned such a step as an escalation that reflected Houthis' unwillingness to comply positively and responsibly with ongoing mediation efforts purposed to resolve the Yemeni crisis, Abul-Gheit's spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said in a release.
"Such steps reveal so clearly the exact party that impedes efforts to find a peaceful solution to the (Yemeni) crisis," he said.
The chief of the Arab League reiterated that the problem of Yemen should be resolved through UN Security Council Resolution 2216, Gulf Initiative and its Executive Mechanism and Output of National Dialogue.
Houthis and their political allies had formed a new government, calling it "National Salvation Government", as was reported by Houthis-controlled news agency Saba.
Such a step is considered a blow to UN-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in this Arab country. (end) mfm.rg.mt