25 May 2011

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General, Deeply Troubled, Calls for Immediate End to Yemen Fighting

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the violent clashes in the centre of Sana’a between the security forces of the Government and armed tribesmen that have left many people dead and wounded.  He is concerned that this confrontation might further destabilize the situation and calls for an immediate end to the fighting.

The Secretary-General strongly urges all sides to continue efforts aimed at finding a peaceful resolution of Yemen’s political crisis.

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