Peace in Yemen? U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Thursday that a delegation representing the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels agreed to a cease-fire in the strategically invaluable port city of Hodeida. Tehran, Riyadh and Washington all praised the deal. There any number of reasons to doubt the truce’s prospects, and implementation is the hard part. But there’s pressure on the outside players to scale back their involvement. Iran has been signaling that it’s looking for a way out of the quagmire; financial and political stress at home, along with the containment efforts of the U.S. and its Arab partners, have given Tehran ample reason to reconsider its regional strategy. Domestic political pressure in the United States, meanwhile, has been weighing on both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to approve a nonbinding resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi military operations in Yemen. It’s a symbo
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