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U.S. Officials Seek Cease-Fire In Yemen, Spurred By Concerns Over Humanitarian Disaster, Cooling Relations With Saudi Arabia

New York Times: U.S. and Britain Seek Yemen Cease-Fire as Relations With Saudis Cool
“The United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia’s biggest arms suppliers, are stepping up their pressure for a cease-fire in the Yemen war, the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster. The calls for a halt to the conflict — by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night, his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, on Wednesday, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis starting last weekend — came as criticism of Saudi Arabia has surged over its bombing campaign in Yemen and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi writer…” (Harris et al., 10/31).

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Steps Up Bid to Halt War in Yemen
“The Trump administration is accelerating efforts to halt the war in Yemen, a move diplomats and U.S. officials said is fueled by concern over the humanitarian toll and by eroding support in Congress for Saudi Arabia heightened by the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued coordinated calls this week for a cease-fire in Yemen, where conflict between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-allied Houthi militants has sparked the world’s worst humanitarian disaster…” (Strobel/Nissenbaum, 10/31).

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