Washington express concern over violence escalation in Yemen

Washington express concern over violence escalation in Yemen
Washington express concern over violence escalation in Yemen

The United States is gravely concerned by the recent escalation in violence and continued dire humanitarian conditions in Yemen,” the White House said in a statement Friday.

“We urge all parties to immediately cease hostilities, reenergize political talks, and end the suffering of the Yemeni people.”, the statement read.


The US accused the Houthis of “brutal repression of political opponents,” specifically calling out the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh earlier this week, allegedly by Houthi rebels.


It also condemned Houthis “reckless missile attacks against the  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.” 


The Houthis claimed responsibility for a missile launched towards a nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi on December 3, through UAE officials denied the Houthi claim. The Houthis reportedly launched a missile towards an airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.


The US also accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps of “arming advising, and enabling the Houthis’ violent actions.” 

Last Modified: 12 09 2017 10:57 AM

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