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Riyadh- Combat operations against the insurgents will not stop until they give up for peace and abide by international resolutions, especially the Security Council resolution 2116, a senior Yemeni official said.

Advisor to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi Abdulaziz al-Maflahi told Asharq Al-Awsat that a request to halt the fighting was proposed, yet it was not implemented in light of the intransigence of the Houthi militants and their rejection for all peaceful solutions.

“We have reached several agreements with them, but they turned against them all, Maflahi said.

Maflahi reiterated the legislative government’s vision, headed by President Hadi, which seeks peace by committing to principles and references.

“We are keen to end this war and bloodshed imposed on us by Houthi insurgents, and we respect efforts exerted by the international community and the Quartet committee, which is composed of the foreign ministers of the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, that have international and regional influence.”

Hadi’s advisor noted that UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed proposed ideas of which some were already part of the three references and others were debatable.

Maflahi hoped the outcome of the meeting convened by the Quartet and Oman today would bring peace to Yemenis.

He said that the legitimate government is dealing positively with all the initiatives proposed and efforts exerted to achieve peace.

“All Yemenis should work based on the principles and references and abide by the international resolutions, and the two parties should compromise for the sake of the people and peace in the region, specifically the Arabian Peninsula,” Maflahi stated.

He confirmed that the issue of appointing a successor for President Hadi was not proposed during the talks held in the past few days.

When asked about the international pressure put on the international coalition and the legitimate government to open Sana’a International Airport, controlled by Houthi militias, Mahlafi said that these pressures should be exerted on the insurgents who violated the laws and constitution in Yemen.