SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels leaders say they will form a Cabinet in 10 days as mediated talks with the country's internationally recognized government hit an impasse in the Gulf nation of Oman.
Tuesday's announcement came at a press conference in Sanaa in the absence of Yemen's major political parties, whose leaders dismissed the move.
A day earlier, pro-government officials said the mediated talks were halted after the rebels, known as Houthis, offered to hand over their positions to "the military," without giving details or specifying which military.
Yemen's has been torn by fighting between the Houthis allied with army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against military forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
All officials requested anonymity because they are not authorized to brief reporters.