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Iran Is Ready to Discuss Yemen Conflict With European Nations

A man checks a damaged building in the aftermath of a reported air strike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on March 8, 2018.

A man checks a damaged building in the aftermath of a reported air strike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on March 8, 2018.

Photographer: Mohammed Huwais/AFP via Getty Images

Iran will be holding a new round of talks with Europe on the Yemen conflict, negotiations that have taken on greater significance as the sides try to salvage a nuclear agreement.

European diplomats have been pressing Iran to curb its direct and indirect involvement in conflicts across the Middle East, including the civil war in Yemen, where it is backing Shiite Houthi rebels. Now that the U.S. has pulled out of the nuclear accord, jeopardizing its viability by reinstating sanctions, Yemen could be an area where the Europeans may be able to win concessions from Iran.