Regional security analyst for Le Beck International Miriam Goldman Eps said both sides were facing increased pressure for a truce because of the escalating tensions following missile attacks against US ships and the accidental funeral airstrike in Sanaa.
“These incidents also contributed to rising international pressure, including from the US and the UK, for an unconditional ceasefire,” Goldman Eps said. “After these events, neither side wanted to be seen as the one blocking even a temporary cessation of hostilities.”
However, Goldman Eps stated that a short truce of 72 hours “will have a limited impact on the conflict.”
“Humanitarian aid might be able to arrive in some areas, but the real aid that Yemen can receive is a political solution to the conflict. Without a resumption of talks and serious progress, little if anything will change,” she said.