The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the airstrikes against the Presidential Palace in Aden and attacks at Aden International Airport. The members of the Security Council urged all sides to refrain from any further use of military force, any offensive military actions and other uses of violence.
The members of the Security Council underlined that President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the legitimate authority based on election results and the terms of the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and Implementation Mechanism. The members of the Security Council called for all parties in Yemen to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, and refrain from provocation and all unilateral actions to undermine the political transition.
The members of the Security Council called on all parties to engage in good faith and accelerate inclusive United Nations-brokered negotiations to continue the political transition in order to reach a consensus solution in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue conference, and the Peace and National Partnership Agreement and its security annex, and to implement it.