UNSC permanent members reaffirm support of secure, stable future for all Yemenis

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council renewed their commitment to support a secure and stable future for all Yemenis and a comprehensive political process under the relevant UN resolutions, the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanisms and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference.

In a joint statement posted on the Facebook Page of the US Embassy Yemen, diplomatic representatives of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States to Yemen expressed grave concern over the escalation in the interim capital Aden.

We call on all Yemenis to exercise restraint, immediately end all acts of violence, and engage in constructive dialogue to resolve their differences peacefully, they said in the statement.

Meanwhile, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Wednesday he was alarmed by the recent escalation in the interim capital.

I am also deeply concerned by the recent rhetoric encouraging violence against Yemeni institutions, he said, adding that escalations of violence will contribute to instability and suffering in Aden and will deepen Yemen's political and social divisions.

Source: International Islamic News Agency