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US Yemen envoy: Houthi attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia is 'greatest fear'

The US special envoy for Yemen gave an update to Congress on the Biden administration’s efforts to engage with Saudi Arabia and Iran-backed Houthi forces in the war-torn country.
US special envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking, accompanied by State Department spokesman Ned Price, right, speaks via teleconference during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Feb. 16, 2021.

The US special envoy for Yemen, Timothy Lenderking, testified before Congress today on the war in Yemen. He specifically addressed US diplomatic progress on ending the war, risks to American citizens, and involvement by Saudi Arabia and Iran in the conflict.

Lenderking, who was appointed by US President Joe Biden in February, spoke before the Middle East subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in a virtual hearing on the Yemeni civil war and the accompanying humanitarian crisis, as well as efforts by the United States to solve both issues.

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