US Secretary of State to meet chairman of Yemeni presidential council

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet the Yemeni Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi on Monday in New York, the State Department said on Sunday as world dignitaries arrive for the UN General Assembly.

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Yemen has been split by a seven-year-old war pitting an Arab coalition against the Iran-backed Houthi militia. The Houthis largely hold the north and the internationally-recognized government is based in the south.

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