December 5, 2018 / 6:41 AM / 14 days ago

Saudi-backed Yemeni government team heads to Sweden for peace talks

DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Saudi-backed Yemeni government delegation left for Sweden on Wednesday to join the Iranian-aligned Houthi group for U.N.- sponsored peace talks this week, a Yemeni official said.

The team, representing the internationally recognised government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left from the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh for the consultations, the first since 2016. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari in Aden; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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