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Obama, UAE Prince Agree on Need for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen

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Written by NY Staff

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Obama and the Crown Prince agreed on the need to press the parties [in Yemen] to implement an immediate ceasefire and to reach a political settlement, according to the release.

They also discussed developments in Syria, the importance of bolstering the fight against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, and the urgency of stabilizing Iraq, the release added.

Al Nahyan serves as deputy supreme commander of the UAE’s armed forces.

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the country’s dominant Houthi population.

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