Blinken holds call with Saudi foreign minister over Yemen truce


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the Ministerial Meeting on Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation during the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Saturday with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to discuss the imminent expiration of the U.N.-mediated truce in Yemen on Sunday, the State Department said.

"The Secretary welcomed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to extending the truce," the State Department said in a statement after their call.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington)

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