US urges Bejing to press Iran over Houthi attacks, China warns US over Taiwan independence


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US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan urged Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to use China’s influence with Iran to help alleviate tensions in the Middle East. During talks in Thailand, Sullivan pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to use his country’s diplomatic influence to convince Iran to curtail support for Houthis attacking Red Sea merchant vessels, according to a senior Biden administration official. The meetings, which spanned more than 12 hours over two days and wrapped on Saturday, are intended to deliver on Biden and Xi’s agreement at a California summit in November to restore ruptured diplomatic talks on a...