US urges Yemeni govt, STC to implement Riyadh deal‏

The United States implored Yemen’s internationally recognised government and the Southern Transitional Council to immediately implement a peace deal brokered last November by Saudi Arabia.

“The United States supports the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to facilitate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement,” the US Embassy in Yemen said on Twitter. The statement urged the factions to “overcome their differences and implement the agreement without delay in the interest of all Yemenis.”

The Saudi Foreign Ministry previously urged Yemen’s government and the STC to implement the Riyadh Agreement and put the country’s “national interest first.”