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The Big News You Might Have Missed Out of Yemen This Week

An Exclusive Interview with U.S. Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking

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With so much of the media focused on the war in Ukraine, you may have missed the really important news that Yemen—the terrorist hotbed just south of Saudi Arabia, which has been embroiled in a grim civil war for seven years, causing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisises—has reached a truce extension.

Why does this matter?

It matters hugely for global security, the economy, the environment, and for humanity.

Here to talk about this extraordinary accomplishment and what it means is the U.S. Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, whom President Biden personally thanked for his efforts in getting us to the truce extension.

Two pieces of news you’ll hear in our interview:

  • The looming disaster of the decaying oil vessel containing more than a million barrels of oil—more than four times the amount spilled by the Exxon Valdez—that could be the biggest spill ever unless we act NOW.

  • The tragic price paid by Yemeni security employees of the U.S. government who were detained by Houthi forces during the conflict. According to Lenderking, one person recently died in custody, and eight current staff and four former U.S. staff are still detained. We must get them out.

Take a listen at the link above.

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