Saada, Yemen
18 December 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken conferred with his Saudi counterpart on the Israel-Gaza war and “preventing the further spread of the conflict”. He further “condemned continued attacks by the Houthis on commercial vessels operating in international waters in the southern Red Sea and urged cooperation among all partners to uphold maritime security”. According to a U.S. readout, the two highlighted “their countries’ shared commitment, in coordination with international and regional partners, to end the devastating conflict in Yemen”.

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