Houthi official says Saudi Arabia cannot be a mediator in the Yemen war

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Mohamed Ali al-Houthi (C), head of the Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, is surrounded by guards as he attends a rally in Sanaa, Yemen November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

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CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - A Houthi official said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot be a mediator in the Yemen war, remarking on a Reuters report of a Gulf Arab initiative to hold consultations among Yemeni parties in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, said "Riyadh is a party in the war not a mediator."

The Saudi-based GCC is considering inviting the Houthi movement and other Yemeni parties for consultations in Riyadh this month as part of an initiative aimed at backing U.N.-led peace efforts, two Gulf officials told Reuters. read more

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Reporting by Yassmin Hussein Editing by Chris Reese

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