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US and UK to Saudi Arabia and Others: End War in Yemen

Fighting for the same cause the United States and the United Kingdom called on Saudi Arabis as well as other participants to cease the civil war in Yemen before December.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the U.S. was requesting “all parties to support UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen based on the agreed references.”

“The time is now,” Pompeo said, “for the cessation of hostilities, including missile and UAV strikes from Houthi-controlled areas into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, coalition air strikes must cease in all populated areas in Yemen.”

Adding to the rhetoric Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said the U.S. government wanted to see “everybody around a peace table based on a cease-fire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs that will permit the [United Nations] special envoy, Martin Griffiths … to get them together in Sweden and end this war” within 30 days.

A day later British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt denounced the conflict as an “incredibly worrying situation,” and called for hostilities to end.

The war in Yemen has continued since 2015 and according to U/N/ report has resulted in the “worst famine in 100 years” for Yemeni people.

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