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Biden's Yemen envoy heads to region to press for truce extension

US special envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will visit Riyadh and Amman for talks focused on renewing the truce set to expire on Aug. 2.

The US envoy charged with pushing for lasting peace in Yemen headed back to the region on Monday to build support for a fragile truce that's set to expire early next month. 

US special envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Amman, Jordan, for discussions focused on “expanding, extending, and renewing the current truce agreement that will further the tangible benefits already reaching Yemenis and build towards a more comprehensive, inclusive peace process and permanent ceasefire,” the State Department said in a statement. 

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