US-Omani talks on the Yemeni crisis

New York (Debriefer)
2019-09-28 | Since 1 Year

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Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker and Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Linderking discussed on Friday the possibility of mediating a solution to the crisis in Yemen.

The meeting dealt with "efforts to advance the peace process in Yemen," the official Oman News Agency reported.

The Omani minister affirmed his country's readiness to play a driving role for any international efforts to find a political solution that brings security and stability to Yemen.

Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.

Parties to the 4-year war in Yemen, after 8-day peace talks in Sweden, reached on the 13th of last December an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces, exchanging prisoners and alleviating blockade imposed by Houthis on Taiz.

But none of this has taken place so far, with both sides trading blames for trying to thwart the deal.

More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.

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