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May backs U.S. call for de-escalation in Yemen

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May backs U.S. call for de-escalation in Yemen
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands at the door of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls   -   Copyright  HENRY NICHOLLS(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May backed a United States call for a de-escalation of hostilities in Yemen.

“We certainly … back the U.S.‘s call for de-escalation in Yemen,” May told parliament on Wednesday. “A nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties.”

(Reporting Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)