Commenting on Huthi-Saudi talks, a U.S. diplomatic spokesperson indicated that “there is a serious proposal on the table… despite these constructive ideas that have been put forward, the Huthis are the ones who continue to perpetrate these horrifying attacks, including on Yemeni civilians”. He added that “we’ll continue to do [diplomacy] with a combination of both carrots and sticks… we continue to apply pressure to the Huthis in the context of both domestic and international sanctions”. “Our message is very clear”, the spokesperson asserted. “The Huthis need to show us that they are serious about diplomacy, and they can do that by ceasing this offensive and by easing the humanitarian plight on their own people”.
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