World powers step up pressure on Saudis over Yemen conflict




 
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World powers step up pressure on Saudis over Yemen conflict
 
December 12th, 2015  
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World powers step up pressure on Saudis over Yemen conflict
By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Frustrated at a worsening humanitarian crisis and rising civilian death toll in Yemen, Western nations are quietly increasing pressure on Saudi Arabia to seek a political deal to end the nearly nine-month conflict, U.N. diplomats said. While much of that pressure has been applied through discreet diplomacy, they said, the United States will shine a global spotlight on the conflict when it chairs a public United Nations Security Council meeting on Yemen on Dec. 22. It will be the first open council session on Yemen since Saudi Arabia led an Arab military intervention in March to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government and fend off what it sees as creeping Iranian influence.




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