Diplomats Aim to Extend Yemen Ceasefire Once Again

South Separatists Warn War Is Coming

Yemen’s current ceasefire expires Tuesday, and after multiple extensions there is a big push to get another extension in the final days. There seems to be high hopes that the deal is reached.

Even with the expected extension, separatist STC warns nothing is being resolved and sooner or later, “war is coming.”

That’s a concern since months of ceasefire have not yielded serious peace talks. Pessimists see the ceasefire as just extending until it blows up, absent a deal.

Still, people are trying for the peace talks, and the truce is the environment to make it happen. The longer the truce goes, the more time there is to try to get talks going in a real way.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.