US Calls for Yemen Cease-fire

Voice of America News reports: “The United States is calling for a cease-fire in Yemen in order to support United Nations efforts to find a lasting, peaceful solution to more than three years of fighting.

‘(W)e want to see everybody around a peace table, based on a cease-fire, based on a pullback from the border, and then based on a ceasing of dropping of bombs that will permit the special envoy…to get them together in Sweden and end this war,’ U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. ‘We need to be doing this in the next 30 days. We have mired in this problem long enough.’

Mattis spoke at an event Tuesday night in Washington, saying a cease-fire would allow the parties involved to step back from war and meet with U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths.

‘That is the only way we’re going to really solve this,’ Mattis said…”

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