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US slams Yemen’s Houthis for ignoring cease-fire

Condemnation comes as Washington rallies European and Gulf support for implementing the cease-fire and 2019 Riyadh agreement.
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The US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, slammed Yemen’s Houthi rebels for ignoring a cease-fire proposal announced by Saudi Arabia this month and refusing UN inspectors access to an abandoned oil tanker off Yemen’s coast.

“Houthi actions to date do not lead us to believe they are committed to a peaceful resolution to the conflict,” Thomas-Greenfield said Thursday during a meeting of the UN Security Council.

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