Yemen, Qatar reactivate Doha cease-fire deal to end rebel conflict in the north

13:41, July 14, 2010      

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The Yemeni president and emir of Qatar agreed on Tuesday to reactivate the Doha peace agreement between the Yemeni government and northern Shiite rebels mediated by Qatar, the official Saba news agency reported.

The two leaders also approved an extra term to the five-point Doha cease-fire deal, under which neighboring Saudi Arabia will be allowed to involve in any future agreements related to the conflict with the Yemeni rebels.

During his talks in Sanaa with Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani, emir of Qatar, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh confirmed his country's keenness to establish peace in the tense north.

"There will be no new war (in the north)," Saba quoted Saleh as saying, adding "this is inconceivable and totally unacceptable."

For his part, the emir of Qatar reaffirmed his country's stance in preserving unity, security and stability of Yemen.

"We will be happy to take part in seeking any solution that helps to maintain the security, stability and unity of Yemen," he said.

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