Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Yemen: U.S. Defence Secretary Mattis And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Are Calling For A Ceasefire And Peace Talks

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Photo: Reuters

CNN: Mattis and Pompeo call for Yemen ceasefire 'within 30 days'

(CNN)Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on all participants in the Yemen civil war to agree to a ceasefire "in the next 30 days," a call that comes amid criticism of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the conflict.

"Thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs that will permit the (UN) special envoy, Martin Griffiths -- he's very good, he knows what he's doing -- to get them together in Sweden and end this war," Mattis said at an event at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.

His call was later echoed by Pompeo, who issued a statement saying, "The United States calls on all parties to support UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen."

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WNU Editor: The Saudis are not interested in a ceasefire and peace talks. They are more interested in this .... Saudi-led coalition sends thousands of troops towards Hodeidah (Al Jazeera).

More News On U.S. Defence Secretary Mattis And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Calling For A Yemen Ceasefire And Peace Talks

Secretary of State Pompeo calls for end to fighting in Yemen -- Reuters
Amid increased pressure, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushes for end to Yemen conflict -- USA Today
Yemen: US defence secretary calls for ceasefire and peace talks -- The Guardian
US defence chief demands Yemen ceasefire; peace talks in 30 days -- Al Jazeera
Mattis calls for ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days -- CBS
Pentagon Chief Calls For Ceasefire in Yemen -- Sputnik
US pushing Saudi Arabia to end GCC crisis, Yemen war: Bloomberg -- Al Jazeera

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