Ambassadors’ Statement on Yemen

The Ambassadors to Yemen of France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are extremely concerned about the recent increase in conflict in Yemen which has caused civilian deaths and displacement of families, and which risks setting back the progress achieved in de-escalation. We urge leaders on all sides to immediately stop the fighting and to take all necessary measures to freeze military activities including movement of troops, airstrikes, missile and drone attacks.

We fully support the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, and his call for parties to adhere to de-escalation initiatives and to further enhance those initiatives. After five years of war, the Yemeni people have had enough and they will not forgive another reversal of the peace process. Leadership and continued restraint are needed before it is too late.