However U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week called off a proposed international conference on Cyprus because the two sides have made too little progress in their talks.
The U.S. ambassador in Yemen congratulated the army for defeating al Qaeda militants in recent confrontations, predicting that Yemeni forces eventually will defeat the terrorists.
“What we’ve seen over the past several days is that, in fact, the Yemeni military is beginning … to challenge al Qaeda in a way that they really haven’t done so much over these past months,” Ambassador Gerald Feierstein told reporters at the U.S. Embassy this week.
He said the United States will continue to help the army but the struggle against al Qaeda will be led by Yemeni forces.
“This will be a Yemeni fight,” he said.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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