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US welcomes 2-month extension of Yemen truce

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Yemen's warring parties to "seize this pivotal moment."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2L) and Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak (2R).

The Biden administration on Thursday welcomed the last-minute extension of a fragile truce in Yemen, in what Secretary of State Antony Blinken said is “another important step toward peace and will bring further relief to millions of Yemenis.” 

“The Yemeni parties have an opportunity to listen to the demands of the people and choose peace over continued suffering, destruction and war,” Blinken said of the 60-day extension. “We urge them to seize this pivotal moment to begin a comprehensive peace process.” 

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