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U.S. Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

U.S. Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen by Lara Seligman and Robbie Gramer - Foreign Policy

The United States is ramping up pressure on the parties involved in the three-year conflict in Yemen to end the violence, with both the U.S. secretaries of defense and state calling for a rapid cease-fire.


Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared to set a 30-day deadline for a cease-fire between the Saudi and United Arab Emirates-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels during an event at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington on Oct. 30.


The conflict has plunged Yemen into what is considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, pushing some 12 million people to the brink of starvation…

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