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Forces loyal to the Yemeni legitimate government passing by south Lahij-AFP

Riyadh-The Houthi delegation, which is participating in the Kuwait talks, has three operation rooms that are responsible for helping the team to manipulate the talks track that are supervised by the United Nations, Yemeni informed sources revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat.

The sources said these operation rooms include Iranian and foreign experts and are joined via a telecommunications network that is spread among Tehran, Kuwait and another Gulf country.

They also explained that the Yemeni legitimate government delegation is being subjected to international pressure in order to make concessions in the talks, confirming that it has received strict orders from the legitimate leadership not to sign any agreement that is not related to U.N. resolution 2216, according to five points that were agreed upon earlier.

The sources also noted that the rebel team and its media staff are trying to provoke the hosting country by launching their sectarian slogans in the streets of Kuwait or appearing in military suits on TV channels, which let Kuwaiti authorities warn the coup team members and threaten to expel them if they continued to break the laws and public morals in Kuwait.

Moreover, the consultations in Kuwait between the Yemeni government team and the Houthi and Saleh’s rebel team have not tackled major issues that the two teams disagree on since the rebel delegation is procrastinating and is insisting on discussing the political process before submitting the army’s arsenal and withdrawing from the cities.

Therefore, they are trying to legitimize their coup at a time when the government’s delegation is sticking to its stance to end all the procedures of the coup before talking about the political process in the country.

On the other hand, according to the U.N.’s agenda, the Kuwait talks include five different points: the withdrawal of militias, handover of heavy and medium weapons to the state, agree on temporary security arrangements, revival of state institutions through public dialogue between Yemenis, and the formation of a committee to resolve the issues of detainees and prisoners.

The Yemeni government adheres to implementing these points before tackling any other matter.

For his part, the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced on Thursday the formation of three committees in the Kuwait consultations in order to discuss the five points and decide on a mechanism to implement U.N. resolution 2216.

The three committees created are on political matters, military and security issues, and dealings with prisoners of conscience and captives.

In a common matter, the member at the National Dialogue Conference and the logistic crew of the Yemeni government’s delegation, Hamza al-Kamali, confirmed that the government’s vision is based on regaining the state and restoring peace and stability in the country.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that discussions in Kuwait that are aimed at tackling the U.N. agenda’s five main points are being prevaricated by the Houthi rebels, who are working on lengthening the time to find a way out in a way they maintain their coup against the state.

Al-Kamali added that the rebels’ delegation had traveled to Kuwait with one main goal, which is to share power and consolidate its coup whereas the government delegation seeks to find a solution to end this war and restore peace, stability and public services for its citizens.