Lack of trust between warring countries putting people at risk, UK foreign secretary says

Jeremy Hunt has warned of “a shortening window of opportunity” to save Yemen’s partial ceasefire in advance of talks in which Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will face pressure to not resume their military offensive.

The two countries are backing a UN-recognised Yemen government seeking to repel an Iranian-supported Houthi government, and are frustrated that Houthi forces have not withdrawn from the critical port of Hodeidah.

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