U.S. Naval Forces Intercept Explosive Material Bound for Yemen

Story by  NAVCENT Public Affairs U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet   On Nov. 8, U.S. 5th Fleet intercepted a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman smuggling lethal aid, including a large quantity of explosive material, from Iran to Yemen. U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) interdicted the vessel as it transited …

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P3 Joint Statement on the Qena Port Attack

We, the ambassadors of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, strongly condemn the November 9 Houthi terrorist attack targeting an oil tanker while it was docked at Yemen’s Qena port. By launching yet another assault on international shipping and the flow of fundamental necessities, the Houthis have once again demonstrated their abject failure …

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One Year of Detention for Our Locally Employed Staff in Sana’a

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 19, 2022   One year ago today, Houthi forces breached the compound used by the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen prior to its suspension of operations in 2015 and began detaining, without justification, Yemeni Locally Employed Staff. As of today, twelve current and former U.S. and UN employees remain detained. Most have …

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Deputy U.S. Representative to UN Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Richard Mills Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York October 13, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Envoy Grundberg and Assistant-Secretary-General Msuya, for your briefings today on the situation in Yemen. Your dedication and efforts to help facilitate peace are truly commendable. As we just heard from the …

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FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s National Security Strategy

Read the full strategy here President Biden’s National Security Strategy outlines how the United States will advance our vital interests and pursue a free, open, prosperous, and secure world. We will leverage all elements of our national power to outcompete our strategic competitors; tackle shared challenges; and shape the rules of the road. The Strategy is rooted in our national …

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UN Truce Expiration in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2022   The United States expresses its deep concern that the UN-mediated truce in Yemen expired on October 2 without the parties reaching agreement to extend it.  Yemeni men, women, and children have experienced the tangible benefits provided by the truce: the longest period of calm since the war began, a dramatic reduction in …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Illegal Annexation of Sovereign Ukrainian Territory

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 30, 2022   The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 30, 2022   The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg to express the United States’ strong support for the UN Special Envoy’s efforts to extend and expand the UN-mediated truce in Yemen, which expires October 2. The Secretary …

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Remarks by Secretary Blinken and PLC President Al-Alimi Prior to Their Meeting in New York

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK, N.Y. SEPTEMBER 19, 2022   MR AL-ALIMI:  (Via interpreter) I am delighted to meet His Excellency Secretary of the U.S. – of State Mr. Blinken and accompanying delegation.  And we are always look – we always look forward to meeting the Secretary.  We met for the first time in Jeddah.  It was a …

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Secretary Blinken’s remarks on September 11

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022   Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, and the more than 6,000 injured, in the worst terrorist attack against the homeland in our nation’s history.  For those who endured that day, the profound sense of loss, as well as the indelible images of sheer bravery, will …

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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Report on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 The August 31st report by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights outlines in alarming details the human rights violations and abuses occurring in Xinjiang. It concludes that “the extent of arbitrary and discriminatory detention of members of the Uyghur and predominantly Muslim groups… may constitute international crimes, …

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Statement On the Occasion of World Humanitarian Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 19, 2022 On World Humanitarian Day, we honor the humanitarian aid workers who have sacrificed so much to protect and assist the world’s most vulnerable populations.  We commend the bravery and compassion of those who put the welfare of others before their own.  We are grateful for humanitarians around the world who …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York August 15, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and let me thank Special Envoy Grundberg and Acting Director Mudawi. I want to express my gratitude to you both for your unwavering commitment to bring peace and humanitarian relief to Yemen. And …

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United States Providing $431 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Yemen

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen. This brings the total amount that the U.S. government has provided to the Yemen humanitarian response to more than $1 billion in FY 2022. Years of conflict—along with an economic crisis, …

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Statement by President Biden on the Extension of the UN-Mediated Truce in Yemen

I welcome today’s announcement of an extension of the truce in the Yemen conflict.  This truce, now going on five months, has brought a period of unprecedented calm in Yemen, saving thousands of lives and bringing tangible relief for countless Yemenis.  I want to recognize the hard work of my Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking, who …

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Press Statement on the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

President Biden last year committed to the American people that, following the withdrawal of U.S. forces, the United States would continue to protect our country and act against terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan.  The President made clear that we would not hesitate to protect the Homeland. With the operation that delivered justice to Ayman al-Zawihiri, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council President Al-Alimi

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council President Rashad al-Alimi in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Secretary Blinken and President al-Alimi discussed the importance of extending the UN-led truce to ease the suffering of Yemenis and of pursuing meaningful action by the Houthis …

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Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Opening of Saudi Airspace

President Biden welcomes and commends the historic decision by the leadership of Saudi Arabia to open Saudi airspace to all civilian carriers without discrimination, a decision that includes flights to and from Israel. This decision is the result of the President’s persistent and principled diplomacy with Saudi Arabia over many months, culminating in his visit …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Sweden and Oman

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 17, 2022 U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in the Yemen International Forum hosted by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish government agency for peace, security and development. The Special Envoy will meet …

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Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia

JUNE 14, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit the Middle East region from July 13-16 to reinforce the United States’ iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security and prosperity and attend a Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council plus Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan (known as the GCC+3).  He will also meet with counterparts from across the region, to …

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World Day Against Child Labor

On World Day Against Child Labor, we renew our commitments and efforts to combat child labor and protect children. The United States was one of the first countries to sign the international treaty against child labor.  When President Clinton signed what is known as the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention in 1999, he recognized that to …

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U.S. Support for the UN Plan to Address the Imminent Threat to the Red Sea Ecosystem from the FSO Safer in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 8, 2022 To mark World Ocean Day, the Department of State is working with Congress to provide $10 million in support of the UN plan to address the imminent threat to the Red Sea ecosystem from the FSO Safer in Yemen.  An oil spill or leak would cost …

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On the Passing of Abdulhameed Al-Ajami, a Former Locally Employed Staff Member in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 25, 2022 The United States is deeply saddened by the death of Abdulhameed Al-Ajami, one of our retired employees who passed away in Houthi detention. Al-Ajami had no contact with his family during the last six months of his life. We express our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. The …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Yemen Foreign Minister Bin Mubarak

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 17, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak and reiterated the United States’ commitment to support the end of the conflict in Yemen, and a stable, safe, and prosperous future for Yemenis. …

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Applications Now Open for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Exchange Program

Apply now for the Hubert Humphrey fellowship exchange program; this is an all-expenses-paid, one-year program for graduate-level professionals. The program aims to encourage middle-level professionals by sending them to the United States for a full year to pursue their professional studies at a US university to develop their future projects with full-time professional training and contact with …

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The United States Welcomes Government Reform in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 7, 2022 The United States welcomes the announcement of the formation of a Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen. We support the aspirations of the Yemeni people for an effective, democratic, and transparent government that includes diverse political and civil society voices, including women and other marginalized groups. Most importantly, Yemenis deserve a …

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The United State Welcomes the UN Truce in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 1, 2022 The United States welcomes the UN’s announcement of a two-month truce in the Yemen conflict and the parties’ acceptance of its terms. The United States, led by the efforts of Special Envoy Tim Lenderking, has been actively involved in diplomatic efforts with the parties and UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg …

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THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES NEARLY $585 MILLION IN NEW HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR THE PEOPLE OF YEMEN AS CRISIS THREATENS MILLIONS OF LIVES

Today, the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced nearly $585 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen at the 2022 High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. In recent weeks, life-saving humanitarian programs in Yemen have been halted or forced to scale back significantly due to a lack of resources. …

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 16, 2022 During today’s 2022 High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, I announced nearly $585 million in humanitarian assistance from the United States to the people of Yemen.  With this funding, the United States has provided nearly $4.5 billion to the Yemeni people …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 15, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you to our briefers, Special Envoy Grundberg and Under Secretary-General Griffiths, for your tireless efforts. And I welcome the participation of the Yemeni PR today. Today I want to address four …

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United States Designates Houthi Finance Network in Coordination with Gulf Partners

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 23, 2022 The United States is designating members of an international network funding the Houthis’ military forces, which have routinely attacked civilians and civilian infrastructure in Yemen and in neighboring states, while intensifying Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. The United States has coordinated this action closely with our …

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Treasury Targets Key Houthi Finance Network in Coordination with Regional Gulf Partners

February 23, 2022 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating members of an international network funding the Houthis’ war against the Yemeni government and increasingly aggressive attacks threatening civilians and civilian infrastructure in neighboring states. Led by the U.S.-designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) …

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First Anniversary of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 15, 2022 One year ago, the United States joined like-minded nations in sending an unambiguous message that the arbitrarily detention of foreign nationals is unacceptable and governments who engage in this practice must cease immediately. The United States continues to call on the international community to …

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Houthi Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 10, 2022 The United States condemns the terrorist attack by the Houthis today that struck the commercial airport in Abha, Saudi Arabia, injuring at least a dozen innocent civilians.  We wish the victims a full recovery.  Repeated attacks of the last several weeks have harmed civilians and civilian infrastructure …

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2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

The Embassy of the United States to Yemen announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2022).   We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested …

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Designation of Houthi Official in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 The United States has designated Saleh Mesfer Alshaer, commander of the Houthi-controlled military logistics organization, for engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Yemen, pursuant to Executive Order 13611.  This action follows the United Nations Security Council’s Yemen Sanctions Committee’s designation of Alshaer on November …

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Special Envoy Lenderking and Chargé Westley’s Visit to Aden, Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 8, 2021 U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to Yemen Cathy Westley visited Aden, Yemen today.  During the trip, they met with Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed, Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, Aden Governor Lamlas, other senior government officials, and representatives of Yemeni civil society. The visit …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman

OCTOBER 8, 2021 U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking arrived in Jordan today. He will then travel on to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Special Envoy Lenderking will meet with the Republic of Yemen Government, Yemeni civil society representatives, regional senior government and UN officials, and other international partners. His efforts remain focused …

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Condemning the October 3 Houthi Missile Attack

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 4, 2021 The United States condemns the October 3 Houthi missile attack on the densely populated neighborhood of al-Rawdha in Marib, Yemen, which killed two children and injured an estimated 33 civilians, including women and children, according to UN agencies.  Civilians will suffer as long as the brutal …

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Statement on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America:

The Heads of missions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America to the Republic of Yemen welcome the return of the Prime Minister and the Government of Yemen to the temporary capital Aden. It is vital that the Government is fully supported to …

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Statement on behalf of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States

The Ambassadors to Yemen from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States met on 15 September to discuss the situation in Yemen, in particular matters related to Yemen’s economy. The Quad nations noted with concern the depreciation of the riyal, corresponding …

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The United States Condemns Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 The United States condemns the latest Houthi missile attack against Saudi Arabia that struck the Eastern Province on September 4, injuring two children and damaging several homes.  This is completely unacceptable.  These attacks threaten the lives of the Kingdom’s residents, including more than 70,000 U.S. citizens. …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York August 23, 2021 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. The United States greatly appreciates today’s informative briefing. Under-Secretary-General Griffiths, we welcome you back to this monthly meeting on Yemen in your new capacity. And thank you Executive Director Fore for your briefing …

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Briefing on Yemen with Timothy Lenderking, U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen; and Sarah Charles, USAID Assistant Administrator for Humanitarian Assistance

MODERATOR: Good afternoon to everyone from the Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from the Middle East and around the world for this on-the-record press briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and USAID Assistant Administrator for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles. Special Envoy …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Saudi Arabia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 27, 2021 U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking arrived in Saudi Arabia today, where he will meet with senior officials from the Saudi and Republic of Yemen Governments.  Special Envoy Lenderking will discuss the growing consequences of the Houthi offensive on Marib, which is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis …

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United States Seizes Websites Used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union and Kata’ib Hizballah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Today, pursuant to court orders, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), in violation of U.S. sanctions. On Oct. 22, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated IRTVU as …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 12, 2021  I extend my warmest wishes to all Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.   On this Eid al-Fitr, we reflect on the values of charity, community, cooperation, and compassion, and, in the face of a global pandemic, we honor the Muslims …

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U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking Returns from Travel to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Jordan

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned on May 6 from travel to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Jordan. In Saudi Arabia, he held meetings with senior government officials, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, to stress the need to ease all restrictions at Hudaydah Port and Sana’a Airport, reach a comprehensive, nationwide ceasefire, …

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Special Envoy Tim Lenderking Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism

REMARKS TIMOTHY A. LENDERKING, U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR YEMEN WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 21, 2021 Introduction  Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Young, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you about U.S. policy on Yemen. The Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized bringing about an end to the conflict in Yemen, in full support of …

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U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking Returns from Travel to Germany and the United Arab Emirates

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned on April 16 from travel to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  In Berlin, he met with representatives from the UN Security Council permanent member states, as well as Germany, Kuwait, Sweden, and the EU to discuss the importance of reaching a lasting solution to the …

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Applications Now Open for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Exchange Program

Apply now for the Hubert Humphrey fellowship exchange program; this is an all-expenses-paid, one-year program for graduate-level professionals. The program aims to encourage middle-level professionals by sending them to the United States for a full year to pursue their professional studies at a US university to develop their future projects with full-time professional training and …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Trip to Germany and the Gulf

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking has arrived in Berlin for meetings on April 12 with the German Foreign Minister in conjunction with the visit of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.  Special Envoy Lenderking will also meet with representatives from the permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany, Kuwait, Sweden, and …

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U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Trip to the Middle East

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 25, 2021 U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel back to the Middle East starting on March 25 for meetings with senior government officials in coordination with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking’s discussions will focus on joint international efforts to promote a lasting ceasefire …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Yemeni Prime Minister Saeed

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 25, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed.  The Secretary stressed the U.S. commitment to advancing an inclusive peace process in Yemen, as evidenced by the efforts of U.S. Special Envoy for …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 16, 2021 AS DELIVERED Let me start by thanking Special Envoy Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General Lowcock, for your briefings. We are also grateful for Ms. Shawky’s insight from the field. We thank you – and all of the aid workers you represent …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Special Envoy for the UN Secretary-General on Yemen Griffiths

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 14, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: In an introductory call with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on March 14, the Secretary expressed U.S. concern regarding the conflict in Yemen, particularly the humanitarian toll on the Yemeni people. He highlighted that the United States supports a unified, …

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AEIF Announcement 2021

U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy to Yemen Notice of Funding Opportunity The Embassy of the United States to Yemen announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021).   We seek proposals from teams of at …

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Attacks on Yemeni Officials in Aden

The United States strongly condemns the December 30 attacks in Aden that killed civilians and wounded many others. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and express our sympathies to the families of those killed. The attacks were timed with the arrival of new Yemeni government officials and once again demonstrate the malicious …

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Wrongful Detention by the Houthis of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi

The United States stands with the Yemeni Jewish community in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi.  Mr. Marhabi has been wrongfully detained by the Houthi militia for four years, despite a court ordering his release in September 2019.  His health continues to deteriorate as he languishes in a Sana’a prison, where the threat of contracting COVID-19 is a real possibility.  Mr. Marhabi is one member of an ever-shrinking community of Yemeni Jews, who …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo: Iran-backed Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 We condemn yesterday’s attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis against Saudi Arabia.  These attacks were launched indiscriminately towards Riyadh, and risked the lives of innocent civilians, including Americans.  For years, Saudi Arabia has endured these types of reckless attacks and for the …

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Quad Statement

Statement on behalf of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States:  The Ambassadors to Yemen from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and the Chargé of the United States met on 30 September to discuss the situation in Yemen, in particular regarding …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead. – President Donald J. Trump SECURING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – the second such agreement between Israel and …

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The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates Make Historic Joint Statement

President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the …

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President Trump Announces Historic Agreement to Normalize Relations Between the UAE and Israel

“Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world. Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.” President Donald J. Trump SECURING A HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has secured …

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USAID Announces $27.4 Million Project to Support Economic Recovery in Yemen

For Immediate Release Monday, July 20, 2020 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the award of a $27.4 million activity to support Yemen’s economic recovery. The three-year Economic Recovery and Livelihoods Program will strengthen key institutions in Yemen to improve economic growth and stability, and raise household income by supporting small and …

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Applications Now Open for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Exchange Program

Apply now for the Hubert Humphrey fellowship exchange program, an all-expenses-paid, one-year program for career professionals. The program supports mid-level professionals by sending them to the United States for a full year to pursue their professional studies at a US university.  Participants develop specific projects through full-time professional training and networking with American peers. The …

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The United States Welcomes the Saudi-led Coalition Announcement of a Unilateral Ceasefire in Yemen

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO The United States  welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen and commends Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting this decision.  The announcement is a constructive response to the UN Secretary General’s call for the parties to focus on …

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AEIF Announcement 2020

U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy to Yemen Notice of Funding Opportunity The Embassy of the United States to Yemen announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020).   We seek proposals from teams of …

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Op-Ed on Human Rights Day, December 10

1)      In today’s splintered world, it would be easy to think that there is nothing upon which all nations can agree and all cultures can embrace as an integral part of their communities.  But International Human Rights Day, celebrated on December 10, reminds us that it wasn’t so long ago that the world came together …

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 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON

November 6, 2019 Agreement in Southern Yemen The United States welcomes the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) yesterday in Riyadh.  We are hopeful that with this agreement, all parties will work together to end the conflict and to achieve the peace and stability …

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Ambassadors Level Economic Quad Meeting

Joint Statement Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates met in Riyadh on 11 February 2019 to discuss the current economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen. ‏In light of recent reports of illegal interference in the operations of a number of local banks in Sana’a and the …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO December 1, 2018 On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during …

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