Monday, October 17, 2016

U.S. And Britain Push For An Immediate Ceasefire In Yemen

The Guardian: Britain and US call for Yemen ceasefire within hours

John Kerry meets Boris Johnson and Saudi foreign minister in London and stresses urgency of ending violence in Yemen.

Britain and the US have called for a ceasefire in Yemen “within hours” as they tried to seize on outrage caused by the killing of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike.

Fighting between Iranian-backed Houthis and the Yemeni government, which is supported by Gulf states, has lasted more than 18 months, far longer than the Gulf states expected.

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, said if Yemen’s opposing sides accepted and moved forward on a ceasefire then the UN special envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, would work through the details and announce when and how it would take effect.

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More News On The U.S. And Britain Pushing For An Immediate Ceasefire In Yemen

U.S., Britain call for immediate ceasefire in Yemen -- Reuters
Kerry Calls for Rapid and Unconditional Cease-Fire in Yemen -- Bloomberg
US, Others Express Hope for Yemen Cease-Fire in Next Days -- AP
US and UK expect Yemen ceasefire in coming days -- DW
Kerry: Road Map Urgently Needed to End Violence in Yemen -- VOA

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