US Hinders Extension of Ceasefire in Yemen
Local Yemeni media say that the United States is hindering efforts to extend the ceasefire between Riyadh and Sana’a, Mehr news agency said on Saturday.
Yemeni sources say that the United States has prevented the finalization of the ceasefire agreement between Sana’a and Riyadh recently.
According to the local Yemeni website, the United States has asked the United Arab Emirates government to use its allied elements in the Transitional Council and Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, the nephew of the late President Ali Abdullah Saleh, to create tension and conflict in Yemen once again.
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“The Sana’a government officials have said that the US envoy has blocked the extension of the ceasefire agreement, which was getting finalized.” Mehr news agency said.
US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking also went to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and met with the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council in Riyadh.
According to Yemeni sources, the United States’ actions show that it is trying to keep the Yemen developments under its control and that Saudi Arabia cannot take the initiative and take a step towards ending the war.