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US Senator, White House push for Yemen peace in regional tour

As the Houthi rebels struggle to take Marib, Senator Chris Murphy says the time for peace is now.
Smoke billows following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on March 7, 2021.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels did not take up an invitation to meet with UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths last week in Oman’s capital amid calls for a cease-fire, but the US administration isn’t discouraged.

“We have a cease-fire proposal on the table in Yemen,” US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) told reporters on Monday, adding, “It’s now time for the Houthis to do their part.”

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