Yemen rebel leader meets UN envoy in efforts to revive talks

The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has met with UN envoy Martin Griffiths in the capital Sanaa to discuss reviving peace talks to end the country's four-year-old stalemated war

SANAA, Yemen -- The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has met with U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths in the capital Sanaa to discuss reviving peace talks to end the country's four-year-old stalemated war.

Tuesday's statement by the rebels says Abdul-Malek al-Houthi called for the Saudi-led coalition battling his group to "stop the aggression and lift the blockade" following the rebels' own moves to deescalate the conflict.

The moves raised hopes of reviving stalled peace talks between the warring sides.

Yemen's war has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis.