Violence in Yemen

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 25, 2013

The United States condemns the recent increase in sectarian violence taking place in Yemen, including the senseless killing of Abdulkarim Jadban, a Member of Parliament and delegate to the National Dialogue Conference, on November 22 in Sana’a, as well as the ongoing clashes in Dammaj in northern Yemen.

We urge all parties to abide by a lasting cease-fire in Dammaj and to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross unfettered access to the area so the wounded may receive urgent medical care. We also call on all parties to refrain from inflaming sectarian tensions at this critical moment in Yemen’s political transition.

The United States is firmly committed to supporting the Yemeni people as they seek to conclude the National Dialogue and move forward peacefully with Yemen’s historic democratic transition.

PRN: 2013/1478