New York

30 January 2017

Special Envoy for Yemen condemns attack on DCC building in Dahrhan Al-Janoub

New York- The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed condemns in the strongest terms the attack on the De-escalation and Coordination Committee building in Dhahran Al-Janoub.
“It is especially tragic that this attack took place at a point in time where we are calling for a restoration of the Cessation of Hostilities. The building attacked was supposed to host the committee that will oversee the Cessation of Hostilities and report on violations,” said the Envoy. “The United Nations maintains a regular presence in this building and this incident is not a sign of good faith.” 
The Special Envoy urges Ansar Allah and the General People’s Congress to commit to participate in the De-escalation and Coordination Committee’s preparatory workshop. He underscores the importance of the support to the work of the committee which is critical for the success of a renewed Cessation of Hostilities.
“It is of the interest of both parties in the conflict to commit to the rapid resumption of a long-lasting Cessation of Hostilities in the coming days and weeks. The improvement in the security situation will open space for renewed dialogue,” he added.