New York

5 December 2013

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Yemen

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks today against Yemen's Ministry of Defence that reportedly killed more than 20 people and caused many injuries. 

The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to fully cooperate with the investigation announced by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.  He recalls that the Security Council has reaffirmed its readiness to consider further measures in response to any actions by individuals or parties that are aimed at disrupting the transition process.

The Secretary-General firmly believes that the only path to a stable, prosperous and democratic Yemen is through the ongoing peaceful and all-inclusive National Dialogue Conference, in accordance with the transition agreement and Security Council resolutions 2014 (2011) and 2051 (2012).