US hails Saudi leadership over Yemen truce extension

The White House has taken a rare step of recognising the role played by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in extending a ceasefire in Yemen ahead of what is expected to be a trip to Riyadh by President Joe Biden.

As recently as Wednesday the White House said Biden still felt the crown prince was a “pariah” for what US intelligence says was his role in the killing and dismembering of a political opponent and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Türkiye in 2018.



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