New York

09 August 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Yemen

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the violent clashes in Aden over the past several days, including in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace and the international airport. He urges the parties to cease hostilities and to ensure compliance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

The Secretary-General calls on the parties to engage in an inclusive dialogue to resolve their differences and address the legitimate concerns of all Yemenis.

The Secretary-General emphasizes that the conflict in Yemen can only be resolved through a political solution.