Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi told the British MP Keith Vazthat the ongoing conflict "was not the choice of the government but imposed by the rebels who sabotaged the political process, invaded cities, killed and displaced thousands of people, and rounded up thousands others to jails."
In a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday, al-Mekhlafi said the government responded positively to all UN proposals for peace nevertheless. "The government supported the efforts of the UN envoy Ismail OuldCheikh as he called for all the previous peace talks from the talks in Geneva, to the talks in Biel and to Kuwait.
The rebel militias undermined all these efforts and the international community is a witnessed that. They were present and watching in all those talks."