US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman have agreed on the importance of de-escalation in military operations in Yemen amid United Nations’ peace efforts to end the conflict.
“On Yemen, we agreed on need for continued de-escalation and adherence to Sweden agreements, especially cease-fire and redeployment in Hodeidah,” the US embassy in Riyadh tweeted on Monday after a meeting between Pompeo and bin Salman.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced mid December that the Yemeni national delegation and the representatives of the Saudi-led forces managed during their consultations in Sweden to conclude a ceasefire deal in Taiz and Hodeidah.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led Coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.
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