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Yemenis lower expectations regarding US peace effort

Since his appointment in February, the US envoy to Yemen has striven to revive diplomatic efforts in a bid to stop the war; yet the situation in Yemen remains bleak, and violence has not ebbed away.
US Special Envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking speaks via teleconference during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Feb. 16, 2021.

Peace negotiations between Yemen's UN-recognized government and the Houthi rebel group have proved futile over the last six years. All efforts aimed at stopping the ruinous strife have not scored any remarkable progress. Hopes arose following the victory of President Joe Biden in the US election in November. Biden has been earnest to help stop the devastating war that has rendered Yemen the abode of the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Although nearly four months have gone by since the appointment of US envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking, the cycle of violence has not waned, and Yemenis fear diplomacy remains ineffective to help mitigate the hostilities.

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