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Mattis Calls for Yemen Ceasefire, Peace Talks within 'Next 30 Days'

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Tuesday for a ceasefire in Yemen and for parties to come to the negotiating table within the next 30 days. The Pentagon chief said the U.S. had been watching the conflict "for long enough" and said he believes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are in a US-backed coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels, are ready for talks. "We have got to move toward a peace effort here, and we can't say we are going to do it...

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