Yemen rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh seeks dialogue amid escalating violence

Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday during clashes between Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Saturday it was confident that leaders of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress Party (GPC) would return to the Arab fold.

Saleh urged an end to "militia rule on Yemeni land", adding that Houthis had continued their "provactive acts against Yemeni citizens". The Houthi allied themselves with the forces loyal to Saleh and have fought a devastating war against forces loyal to Hadi and his foreign backers.

The former Yemeni president's break with the Houthis came after five days of bitter clashes around the capital, Sana'a, between his supporters and those of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.

Diab says the Saudi-coalition forces are not too far from the capital, and the Houthis have become widely despised due to shortages of food, water, medicine and money. That now has been partially lifted - though not enough to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe, according to the United Nations.

A coalition statement said the decision to "take the lead and to side with their people will free Yemen of. militias loyal to Iran".

"I call on our brothers in neighbouring countries.to stop their aggression and lift the blockade. and we will turn the page", Saleh said.

"Saleh's speech is a coup against our alliance and partnership. and exposed the deception of those who claim to stand against aggression", the spokesman said in a statement carried by the rebels' Al Masirah TV.

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Later in the day, Saleh said he was ready for a "new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition pounding Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country.

"That blockade has been partially wound down but not fully wound down".

"It's been like a street war", they said, adding that ambulances have been ferrying the wounded to hospitals.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The two groups had been fighting the Hadi government for almost three years under an uneasy alliance.

The Houthis, a Shiite tribal militia from northwest Yemen, have been at war with the central government for the better part of a decade. Hadi ran uncontested, won a landslide victory and was expected to resign two years later, but failed to do so amid increasing pressure from the Houthi rebels.

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