Shiite rebels ready for prisoner exchange with Saudi Arabia
Yemen's northern Shi'ite rebels said on Tuesday they were ready to a prisoner swap with Saudi Arabia if the kingdom was committed to peace, as they said Riyadh launched additional air strikes against them.
According to Reuters, Saudi Assistant Minister of Defence Prince Khaled bin Sultan said last week the rebels would have to return six Saudi missing soldiers if they wanted hostilities to end. "The issue of the Saudi prisoners is not an obstacle if there is a will for peace. Perhaps the matter can be solved through a prisoner swap," the rebels said in a statement on their website on Tuesday.
They also pledged on Tuesday not to attack Saudi Arabia. "As long as no one attacks us, we would not target any party," the office of rebel leader Abdul Malak al-Huthi was quoted as saying.