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The Takeaway: Biden’s Yemen envoy wants more than ‘nice words’ from Iran

Al-Monitor spoke to Timothy Lenderking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly about Iran's role in Yemen.
US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking takes part in a conference on Yemen's devastating war hosted by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in the Saudi capital Riyadh on March 30, 2022, hours after the Riyadh-led coalition announced a ceasefire for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

NEW YORK — Buried in Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s speech before the UN General Assembly Wednesday was a call for “constructive talks” between Yemeni groups.

Raisi’s speech, which slammed the United States and downplayed hopes for a revived nuclear agreement, occurred against a backdrop of protests across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody after being arrested for a hijab violation.

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