U.S. Talks Stopped, South Yemen Says


Kuwaiti-mediated talks between the United States and South Yemen about a resumption of diplomatic ties have stopped, South Yemen's foreign minister was quoted Sunday as saying.

Abdulaziz Dali told the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad that his country is not against normalized relations but will not accept any imposed conditions.

He would not specify any conditions but added, "We reject talk that South Yemen supports terrorism."

South Yemen last November signed a pact to merge with Yemen and has announced sweeping reforms of its Marxist political system. It broke ties with Washington one year after gaining independence from Britain in 1968.

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