Monday, March 8, 2021

UN envoy: Yemen rebels threatens peace but US offers chance

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The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Thursday the latest offensive by Yemen's Houthi rebels in the oil-rich central province of Marib threatens peace prospects, but he called the new U.S. administration’s backing for international efforts to end the six-year war a new opportunity to reopen negotiations. Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council that he sees “common ground for agreement” between the Houthis and the internationally recognized government to end the conflict. Griffiths was unusually grim on Thursday.

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