New York

05 February 2021

Note to Correspondents in response to questions asked about Yemen

We welcome the decision of the United States to strengthen its diplomatic engagement in support of the UN-led efforts to find a negotiated, comprehensive political solution to end the conflict in Yemen. 
 
This is a positive development that could create further momentum for dialogue. Special Envoy Griffiths looks forward to working constructively with all parties at this critical time for the Yemeni people.
 
We also welcome all decisions seeking to create further space for dialogue and to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. In this connection, we continue to call for the reversal of the designation of the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist. This request is based purely on humanitarian grounds, amidst a growing risk of famine in Yemen.