An Escalating War in Yemen Could Mar Iran Nuclear Talks

A year since Biden declared that Yemen’s civil war must end, the fighting has spilled over into the Gulf states. But Washington thinks Iran will want to end the war to prepare for closer ties with its neighbors

Zvi Bar'el
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“This war has to end,” U.S. President Joe Biden said in a speech last February shortly after taking office. “And to underscore our commitment, we’re ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arm sales.”

The speech was aimed mainly at Saudi Arabia, which Biden called a pariah during his campaign because of its murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its long war in Yemen, where hundreds of thousands of people have died either in the fighting or from disease and hunger.

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