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Biden to end US support for offensive operations in Yemen

President Joe Biden also appointed a special envoy for the war-wrecked country.
Yemeni tribesmen attend a rally denouncing the United States and the outgoing Trump administration's decision to apply the "terrorist" designation to the Iran-backed movement, in the Huthi-held capital Sanaa on February 4, 2021. - Washington is reviewing the designation by the Trump administration, which came into effect the day before Joe Biden took office and sparked fears of further catastrophe in the war-torn country. (Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden is cutting off US support for “offensive operations” in Yemen and appointing a special envoy to push for a diplomatic solution to end the six-year civil war. 

“This war has to end. To underscore our commitment, we're ending all American support for offensive operations for the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales,” Biden said during a speech delivered at the State Department on Thursday.

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