Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
13 February 2023

A senior U.S. defence official noted that “there has been a decrease in Huthi attacks against Saudi Arabia because of the truce that has been in place. Now, the actual truce has expired, and at this point in time, all sides are not resuming hostilities”. “A major concern that we all have to watch very closely”, she continued, “is that the Huthis actually use the time of the truce to reset and rearm their forces, and meanwhile, there’s been extensive and active diplomacy… We have not seen the Huthis be good faith actors in extending the truce, being willing to be flexible or take genuine movements toward a political process”.

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