Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Yemen
New York, 21 May 2012
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Sana’a today during a rehearsal for a military parade, reportedly killing at least 96 soldiers and wounding more than 300. This criminal act cannot be justified by any cause. Its perpetrators must be held accountable. The Secretary-General expresses his deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of this heinous act and their families, as well as to the people and Government of Yemen.
The Secretary-General calls on all in Yemen to reject the use of violence in all its forms and manifestations, and expects them to play a full and constructive role in implementing Yemen’s political Transition Agreement, in accordance with Security Council resolution 2014 (2011).
Statements on 21 May 2012
- Chicago, 21 May 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to NATO Summit Meeting on Afghanistan
- Bangkok, Thailand, 21 May 2012 - Secretary-General's video message to the World Tunnel Congress
- Geneva, Switzerland, 21 May 2012 - Secretary-General's message to the World Health Assembly [delivered by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva]