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UN to relaunch Yemen peace talks plan within two months

New UN peace envoy to Yemen says new framework will only deliver peace if fighting is brought to an end.

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The war in Yemen has been described by the UN as the world's worst humanitarian crisis [Naif Rahma/Reuters]

The United Nations’ new envoy for Yemen has said he plans to unveil a new plan to end the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest country within two months.

Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that he would develop a new framework to re-launch negotiations between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels, but warned that fighting on the ground was still fierce.

“My plan is to put to the council within the next two months a framework for negotiations,” he said.

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