US State Deparment Says Senior Diplomat Met With Yemen's Houthi Rebels

Senior U.S. diplomats met representatives of Yemen's Houthi rebels in the capital of Oman.
The State Department said Tuesday that last week's meeting discussed a political solution to the conflict and the release of American hostages.
The department added that American journalist Casey Coombs, held by Houthi rebels in Yemen, had arrived in the Omani capital, Muscat in a stable condition.
Three other Americans are still suspected of being held by the Houthi militia - two of Yemeni and one of Somali origin.
The meeting was led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near-Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, who also traveled to Jordan and Saudi Arabia to discuss a cease-fire in Yemen.



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