Office of the Spokesperson
October 23, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today in Washington DC with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths. The Deputy Secretary thanked the Special Envoy for his dedication to renewed peace talks among all parties to the Yemen conflict. The Deputy Secretary and the Special Envoy discussed the dire humanitarian situation and latest steps being taken to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, as well as the urgent need for de-escalation and dialogue throughout Yemen. Deputy Secretary Sullivan reiterated U.S. support for Special Envoy Griffiths as he continues his consultations. The Deputy Secretary and the Special Envoy expressed hope that all sides can work toward a comprehensive political agreement that brings peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen.