Yemen: US defence secretary calls for ceasefire and peace talks

James Mattis says Saudi Arabia and its Emirati allies are ready to negotiate, with UN special envoy brokering a dealThe US defence secretary, James Mattis, has called for a ceasefire in Yemen and peace talks to start in 30 days, saying that Saudi Arabia and its Emirati allies are ready for a deal.Mattis said that the talks between the Saudi-led Coalition and the Houthi rebels are being brokered by the United Nations special envoy, Martin Griffiths, and would take place in Sweden. Continue reading…

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