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US Envoy Urges Yemenis to Work Through Their Differences

US Envoy Urges Yemenis to Work Through Their Differences

Friday, 12 August, 2022 - 07:30
The US special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking (State Department)

The US special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, called on Yemenis to build on the UN-sponsored truce extension and reach a permanent agreement to end the eight-year conflict in Yemen.

Lenderking met with the Yemeni ambassador in Washington, Mohammad al-Hadhrami, to discuss maintaining the truce amid fears of an escalation of clashes in the Shabwa region, which could undermine efforts to maintain the ceasefire and impede peace efforts.

The US envoy urged the Yemeni parties to continue to choose peace and work through their differences to build on the UN truce extension to transition to a stronger, comprehensive, inclusive agreement that durably ends the conflict.

The truce, extended for the third time, from August 2 until October 2, was described as fragile.

The Houthi group did not abide by the provisions of the ceasefire, which include reducing military escalation and the entry of oil derivatives through Hodeidah port and opening Sanaa airport and crossings.

The United States and European countries support ​​extending the UN armistice for six months to a year and stopping all Houthi attacks.

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