White House security council on Yemen crisis: 'The violent takeover of Yemen by an armed faction is unacceptable and that a legitimate political transition - long sought by the Yemeni people - can be accomplished only through political negotiations and a consensus agreement among all of the parties' - statement
White House: Adviser Susan Rice met with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to discuss Iran negotiations, Yemen, Libya; on Yemen, they agree 'a negotiated political solution remains the best outcome' - statement
White House says it welcomes Mexico's climate announcement; 'Mexico's target to peak its emissions by 2026 and drive them down thereafter is a landmark step in the global transition to a low-carbon economy' - statement
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