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Envoy: US Preventing Ceasefire in Yemen

“The US decisions prevent Saudi Arabia from declaring ceasefire in Yemen,” al-Deilami told the Arabic-language service of al-Alam news channel on Monday.

He added that the aggressive forces are relying on time-killing and economic war against Yemen, but, meantime, expressed confidence that all of them will fail.

“Saudi Arabia had many opportunities to come out of the Yemen quagmire but their ignorance prevent them from using these opportunities,” al-Deilami said.

He also underlined the UN’s weakness due to the US influence over the decisions made at the international levels.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past four and a half years.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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