Iran’s foreign ministry said Saturday a new US stand on the Yemen war can be a “step towards correcting past mistakes”, after President Joe Biden announced this week that Washington was ending its support for the Saudi Arabia-led military confrontation in Yemen.
“Stopping support … for the Saudi coalition, if not a political maneuvre, could be a step towards correcting past mistakes,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh was quoted as saying by state media.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday that US President Joe Biden was set to announce in his speech at the State Department the end of America’s support for operations in Yemen, in what will in effect be the fulfilment of one of the new president’s campaign pledges.
Biden is expected to choose Timothy Lenderking as the US’s special envoy to Yemen, where he will have the task of bringing the warring sides to the negotiating table and then a ceasefire.
Yemen has been embroiled in a lengthy conflict between government forces, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Houthi rebels since 2014.
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