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Saudi Prince Sees ‘Significant’ Progress Toward Yemen War End

  • Houthi envoys visiting Riyadh to discuss year-long conflict
  • About 6,000 people have been killed in the fighting, UN says
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Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said the warring parties in Yemen are close to resolving a year-long conflict that’s become symbolic of the kingdom’s new foreign policy ambitions.

“There is significant progress in negotiations, and we have good contacts with the Houthis, with a delegation currently in Riyadh,” the 30-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also the kingdom’s defense minister, said in an interview with Bloomberg last week. “We are pushing to have this opportunity materialize on the ground but if things relapse, we are ready.”