Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has called for a ceasefire in the Yemen civil war within 30 days, reports AFP

"We want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border & then based on ceasing dropping of bombs...you can’t say we’re going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days," said Mattis while speaking at the United States Institute of Peace.

Mattis on Yemen Civil War: "We want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border & then based on ceasing dropping of bombs...you can’t say we’re going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days"

— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) October 30, 2018

Mattis says US refueling support of Saudi and UAE jets “provide a level of capability so they are not killing innocent people.” Hints that the US is looking for a ceasefire in 30 days to accelerate the peace process in Yemen. “I believe that the Saudis and the Emirates are ready”

— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch_ALM) October 30, 2018

Mattis added "I believe the Saudis and the Emiratis are ready."  

The big take from #Mattis:
*Assad has to be managed out of power : Any election has no credibility
*Calling for a ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days
*A new approach for the solution in Yemen

— Hiba Nasr (@HibaNasr) October 30, 2018

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