Joint Statement on Bahá’ís in Yemen

We are deeply concerned about the worsening treatment of Bahá’ís in Yemen, particularly by the Houthis in Sana’a. On September 15, a Houthi-controlled court in Sana’a “charged” more than 20 Bahá’ís – most in absentia – with apostasy and espionage.  In a subsequent hearing on September 29, the judge asked the prosecutor to publish the names of ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today in Washington D.C. with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths. The Deputy Secretary thanked the Special Envoy for his dedication to renewed peace talks among all parties to the Yemen conflict. The Deputy Secretary ...
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U.S. Completes Second Iteration of Training to Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) Border Guards

Riyadh – Twenty-eight Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) Border Guard members completed a rigorous two-week training program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia led by visiting security professionals from the United States from 16-27 September 2018. The Yemeni border guards were the second group to benefit from U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Border Security (EXBS)-sponsored ...
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Department of State Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

On September 19, 2018, the Department of State released the 2018 Fiscal Transparency Report, consistent with section 7031(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 (Div. K, P.L. 115-141) (“the Act”).  The Report found that 73 of 141 governments reviewed by the Department met minimum requirements of fiscal transparency.  ...
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Saudi-led Coalition’s Announcement on Reviewing Rules of Engagement in Yemen

The United States regards the Saudi-led Coalition’s ‎announcement that it will review their rules of engagement, hold those at fault accountable, and compensate victims following the Joint Incident Assessment Team’s finding that last month’s Sa’ada air strikes lacked justification as an important first step toward full transparency and accountability.‎ We continue to call on all ...
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Statement by Ambassador Haley on the Strike against Civilians in Yemen

The images of the strike in Yemen that killed innocent civilians – including many children – are ‎appalling. The death of innocent civilians in war, under any circumstance, to include their use as human shields, is unacceptable. We call on the Saudi-led coalition to quickly complete their investigation into this incident, take appropriate accountability measures, ...
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U.S. hosts Yemeni Military Experts in Washington

Jeddah – The United States Army Central (USARCENT) invited four Yemeni military professionals to participate in its Senior Strategic Session held from July 9-12 in Washington, D.C. The Yemen delegation was led by Major General Mohamed Tamah, Chief Intelligence and Reconnaissance Authority, and included Brigadier General Hussein Al-Hayal, Director, Office of the Minister of Defense, ...
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SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN ANNOUNCEMENT ON TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR YEMEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN ANNOUNCEMENT ON TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR YEMEN WASHINGTON — Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen is warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After ...
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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout May 18, 2018The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met today with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Washington.  The Secretary thanked the Special Envoy for his dedication to renewed peace talks ...
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Oppression of Baha’is in Yemen

The United States is deeply concerned by the harassment and detention of Baha’is by the Houthis in Sana’a, Yemen. The Houthis have targeted the Baha’i community in inflammatory speech along with a wave of detentions, “court summons,” and punishment without a fair or transparent legal process. These actions over the past year indicate a persistent ...
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STATEMENT: Situation on the Yemeni Island of Socotra

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON May 9, 2018 Situation on the Yemeni Island of Socotra The United States is closely following the situation on the Yemeni island of Socotra and engaging with all parties to reinforce Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the need for de-escalation and dialogue. Political dialogue is necessary for ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh today and spoke about the conflict in Yemen

REMARKS: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Remarks to the Press U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ——————————- For Immediate Release REMARKS April 29, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Remarks to the Press April 29, 2018 King Khalid International Airport Royal ...
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Houthi Missile Attack on Riyadh

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States strongly condemns today’s Houthi missile attack on Riyadh. We support the right of our Saudi partners to defend their borders against these threats, which are fueled by the Iranian regime’s dangerous proliferation of weapons and destabilizing activities in the region. The Houthis’ continued attacks ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

Today, the United States announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who face the world’s largest food-security emergency and worst cholera outbreak, driven by more than three years of war. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response since the beginning of Fiscal Year ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen at High-Level Pledging Conference

April 3, 2018 Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen at the Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. With this new assistance, which includes funds from the Department of State and USAID, the United States is providing food assistance and continued support for ...
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Yemeni Coast Guards Begin U.S.-Supported Training in Seychelles

Jeddah – Fifteen Yemen Coast Guard (YCG) members are currently in the Republic of Seychelles participating in a 4-week specialized maritime training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) program. This training, delivered by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Maritime Crime Program (GMCP), ...
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Statement by The Press Secretary on The Efforts by Yemen’s Houthis to Destabilize The Arabian Peninsula

Yemen’s Houthis have responded to efforts by the United Nations to reinvigorate a political process in Yemen by threatening to conduct more reckless missile attacks, like those they conducted on Sunday. These actions call into question the Houthis’ commitment to a peace process. These attacks again demonstrate that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is continuing ...
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Security Council Press Statement on Yemen

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom (Netherlands): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the multiple Houthi missile attacks, including the use of ballistic missiles, targeting several cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including its capital Riyadh, on 25 March 2018, ...
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Interview of Ambassador Matthew Tueller by NPR

Interview of Ambassador Matthew Tueller by NPR March 23, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller spoke recently to National Public Radio (NPR) in Riyadh. STEVE INSKEEP, NPR HOST: The United States is defending Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen. Defense Secretary James Mattis called the Saudis part of the solution in a brutal civil war. ...
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U.S. Assistance Extended Two Years Through 2020

Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Al Saadi and USAID Mission Director Dave Harden signed an agreement on March 20 in Riyadh which extends and confirms U.S. development assistance to Yemen through September 2020. The continuation of U.S. assistance will help ensure a stronger foundation for peace, stability, and economic progress for the ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump met yesterday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.  President Trump and the Crown Prince reviewed progress in strengthening the American-Saudi bilateral relationship since their last meeting.  The leaders discussed joint efforts to finalize new commercial deals that would support more than 120,000 American jobs and contribute to the ...
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U.S. Supports Training of Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) Border Guards

Riyadh – Twenty-nine Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) Border Guards have just completed a rigorous two week training program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia led by visiting security professionals from the United States and instructors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  The young guards were the first group of Yemeni Border Guards to benefit from ...
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Joint Statement by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy February 27, 2018 We welcome the final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen (the “Panel”), established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2140 (2014), published on February 15, 2018 (the “report”). We jointly express our grave concerns regarding its finding that ...
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Ambassador Haley on Failure to Act to Hold Iran Accountable for Arms Embargo Violations

United States Mission To The United Nations February 26, 2018 Today, in spite of the overwhelming evidence provided by the UN’s independent Yemen Panel of Experts on Iran’s violations of the arms embargo in Yemen, the Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have called out Iran for its actions. The Panel of ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of a UN Report Identifying Iranian Violations

United States Mission To The United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release February 15, 2018   The United Nations has publicly released the final report of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen. Among the report’s findings, it identifies that Iranian weapons and ballistic missiles were introduced into Yemen after the ...
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U.S.-Funded Cranes Offloading Goods in Yemen

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 9, 2018 U.S.-Funded Cranes Offloading Goods in Yemen The United States welcomes reports of the four U.S.-funded World Food Programme cranes offloading goods at Hudaydah port.  These cranes are offloading key supplies for the people of Yemen and will ...
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The President of the Republic meets Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Affairs

US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Middle East Affairs Mike Melroy and US Charge d’Affaires Karen Sasahara met today with President Abdulrabu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh. The Yemeni and U.S. officials discussed the situation in Yemen and ongoing U.S. efforts to help achieve peace and stability in #Yemen. The Director of the Office of the ...
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Violence in Aden, Yemen

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 29, 2018 The United States is concerned by reports of deadly clashes in Aden. We call on all parties to refrain from escalation and further bloodshed. We also call for dialogue among all parties in Aden to reach a political solution. The Yemeni people are already ...
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Statement of Group of Ambassadors to Yemen

The Group of Ambassadors to Yemen condemn the firing of a ballistic missile towards Riyadh by Houthi militia on December 19. This attack took place while the Ambassadors and other diplomatic representatives were in a meeting with President Hadi conducting a serious discussion on how to end the suffering of the Yemeni people caused by ...
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Condemning the Houthi Missile Strike Against Saudi Arabia

The United States strongly condemns the reckless Houthi missile attack today on Riyadh. We remain deeply disturbed by aggressive Houthi actions supported by Iran’s provision of advanced weapons, which threaten regional security and prolong the Yemen conflict. The United States calls on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to stop arming and enabling the Houthis’ violent ...
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Department Press Briefing – December 7, 2017

QUESTION:  President Trump yesterday instructed the administration to ask the Saudis to let humanitarian aid immediate access to Yemen.  Did you at State Department talk with the Saudis?  And if yes, what was their answer and what are the results of these conversations? MS NAUERT:  I can tell you that the U.S. Government has had ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary Regarding the Violence and Humanitarian Conditions in Yemen

The United States is gravely concerned by the recent escalation in violence and continued dire humanitarian conditions in Yemen.  We urge all parties to immediately cease hostilities, reenergize political talks, and end the suffering of the Yemeni people.  We condemn the Houthis’ brutal repression of political opponents in Sana’a, including the killing of their former ...
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Treasury Designates Large-Scale IRGC-QF Counterfeiting Ring

11/20/2017 Iranian Network Prints Counterfeit Yemeni Bank Notes for IRGC-Qods Force WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a network of individuals and entities involved in a large-scale scheme to help Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) counterfeit currency to support its destabilizing activities. This ...
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US Embassy Statement on Port Closings

We call on all parties to ensure unimpeded air and sea access for commercial and humanitarian shipments needed to avert the growing threat of starvation and disease throughout Yemen. At the same time, we recognize the need for monitoring and controls such as the ones instituted by the UN in coordination with the Coalition to ...
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White House Statement on Iranian-Supported Missile Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

The United States welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's statement exposing the Iranian regime’s support for Houthi militias, including the supply of illegal arms such as ballistic missiles.  We condemn the Iranian regime's activities and stand with Saudi Arabia and all our Gulf partners against the Iranian regime's aggression and blatant violations of international law.
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Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

 The U.S.Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year’s recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program.The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from under served backgrounds. The program ...
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Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters

Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters Treasury Collaborates with TFTC Member States to Designate ISIS-Y and AQAP Leaders, Financiers, and Facilitators WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on [[[eight individuals and one entity]]] today, targeting ...
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Remarks of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at Future Investment Initiative Conference

Introduction Good Afternoon. Thank you to His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, and His Excellency, Yasser al-Rumayyan, the Managing Director of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia,for welcoming our delegation to your country. I am pleased to be here as a follow-up to President Trump’s visit to Riyadh in May and grateful to have ...
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FACT SHEET: Status of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and implement additional security screening processes in order to uphold the safety of the American people. As a result, the ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland

October 19, 2017 Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Riyadh, Doha, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Geneva October 20-27. In Riyadh, Secretary Tillerson will take part in the inaugural Coordination Council meeting between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iraq.  ...
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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this morning at a UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East. “Our goal in discussing the Middle East is to work on peace, security, and human rights for the region. We can’t talk about stability in the Middle East without talking ...
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5 million Yemeni children set to be vaccinated against polio 

5 million Yemeni children set to be vaccinated against polio WHEN:  Starting 23 October WHERE:All 23 governorates of Yemen WHO:    5.3 million children under the age of 5 WHAT:  Polio vaccination and screening for malnutrition The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the World Bank are working together to support the local health authorities in preparing for and ...
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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Famine

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on famine and threats to international peace and security. “The main reason we face a risk of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, and Somalia is that fighters are not letting food get to those who ...
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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING A RESPONSIBLE AND HUMANITARIAN APPROACH ON REFUGEES

“Maintaining strong borders is a vital component of any security policy, and a responsible approach to refugees is one that seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home countries so that they can help to rebuild their own nations.” – President Donald J. Trump AMERICA FIRST REFUGEE PROGRAM: President Donald J. Trump has established ...
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America First Foreign Policy

January 23, 2017 The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic ...
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On Reports of U.S. Citizens Detained in Yemen

Press Statement Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 27, 2016 We are deeply concerned by reports of U.S. citizens being unjustly detained by the Houthi-controlled National Security Bureau in Yemen. Such detentions are unacceptable, put in jeopardy any Houthi efforts to establish that they are credible and responsible interlocutors, and ...
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A joint statement from the Governments of the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia and UAE following a meeting about the situation in Yemen

20 July 2016 The Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, USA, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates met on 19 July in London to review the situation in Yemen, following the resumption of UN led-peace talks in Kuwait on 16 July. The Ministers expressed their concern about the deteriorating humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen ...
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G18 Ambassadors’ Statement on Yemen

Saturday, August 20, 2016 The Group of Ambassadors repeats its concern that actions taken by elements of the General People’s Congress and the Houthis as well as their supporters are making the search for a peaceful solution more difficult by unconstitutional and unilateral actions in Sanaa. These actions only increase the divisions in Yemen and ...
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G14 Statement on the Ceasefire

May 13, 2015 The Group Fourteen of Ambassadors accredited to the Republic of Yemen met in Jeddah on May 13.  The Group welcomed the initiation of the humanitarian pause which is intended to allow on an urgent basis the delivery to all areas of the country the fuel, food, water, and medical supplies that are necessary ...
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Statement on Appointment of Special Envoy Ahmed

April 28, 2015 United States Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller welcomes the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, and hopes that his appointment will lead to the resumption of talks and political dialogue in the near future. The growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen makes the continuation of the peaceful ...
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Statement on Friday Mosque Bombings

March 20, 2015 The United States condemns this morning’s bombings in Sana’a and expresses condolences to the victims’ families. The tragic loss of life during Friday prayer services is an affront and does nothing to advance the stability and welfare of the Yemeni people. We continue to urge all parties to engage in meaningful political ...
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G10 and International Partners’ Statement on Recent Developments in Yemen

Members of the international community in Sana’a are profoundly concerned by recent developments in Yemen. The use of violence to achieve political means or overturn legitimate institutions is unacceptable. The President and government resigned in response to the pressures it had been under from spoilers seeking to derail the transition process. The people of Yemen ...
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G10 Statement

January 19, 2015 The Group of Ten Ambassadors are deeply concerned about the situation in Sana’a. We call on all parties to take steps to implement an immediate and enduring ceasefire. The GCC Initiative, the National Dialogue Outcomes andthe Peace and National Partnership Agreement all provide mechanisms for addressing disputes, which are endorsed by Yemen’s ...
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Statement on Explosion at Police Academy

January 07, 2015 The United States condemns this morning’s attack on the Police Academy of Sana’a and the senseless murder and injury of Yemeni citizens, especially those who sought to undertake public service and protect the Yemeni people.  We express our sincere condolences to the victims and their families. Today’s attack on a state institution ...
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Statement On Suicide Bombing in Ibb

December 31, 2014 The U.S. condemns the suicide attacks against a peaceful gathering to celebrate the Prophet’s (pbuh) Birthday today in Ibb.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the attack. This cowardly attack is an ugly reminder of the lengths to which terrorists will go to destroy ...
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U.S. Embassy Delivers ‘Proposal Writing’ Workshop to Yemeni Civil Society Organizations

December 23, 2014 Developing successful funding proposals can be a daunting task for new and inexperienced grants writers – especially among women and other traditionally underrepresented groups of civil society such as youth. To help address this disparity, the U.S. Embassy Sana’a’s Public Affairs Section in partnership with the local NGO ‘Foundation Support for Development ...
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G10 Statement

December 15, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors have, since the signing of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement on 21 September, repeatedly called for its full and rapid implementation both in public, and in private conversations with all signatories of the Agreement. The Group of Ten Ambassadors and the countries we represent continue to ...
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Statement on Bombing at Iranian Ambassador’s Residence

December 03, 2014 The Embassy of the United States in Yemen condemns the bombing of the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Sana’a earlier this morning and expresses its condolences to the families of the victims. Attacks on diplomatic facilities and against diplomats contravene all international norms and can never be justified or excused. We urge the ...
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G10 Statement on Third Anniversary of Signing GCC Initiative

Sunday 23 November 2014, was the third anniversary of the signing of the GCC Initiative for Yemen. The GCC Initiative set out a clear road map for Yemen’s transition: National Dialogue, a new constitution, a constitution referendum and elections. It also contained other important elements, such as the restructuring of Yemen’s security forces. Three years ...
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Statement on Assassination of Sadeq Mansour

November 18, 2014 The United States strongly condemns the assassination of Sadeq Mansour, Assistant Secretary General of the Islah Party in Taiz.  Politically-motivated killings instill fear, increase instability, and do not serve the interests of Yemen or its people.  We call on all parties to abandon violence as a means to exert political influence or ...
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G10 Statement Welcoming Cabinet Formation

November 7, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors welcomes today’s cabinet formation announcement as an important step in meeting the aspirations of the Yemeni people through a capable, technocratic-based government that will work to address the numerous economic, humanitarian, political, and security challenges facing Yemen today.  We encourage all parties and political elements to offer ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Assassination of Dr. Al-Mutawakil

November 2, 2014 The United States condemns the assassination of Dr. Mohammad Abdulmalik al-Mutawakil, Secretary-General of the Union of Popular Forces, and expresses its condolences to his family.  We urge the Yemeni government to conduct a full investigation that brings to justice those responsible for this crime. Yemen’s challenges—particularly now—require moderate voices and a commitment ...
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U.S. Embassy Presents Yemen Customs Authority with Inspection Equipment

October 23, 2014 Sana’a — On Thursday, October 23, representatives of the U.S. Embassy presented officials from the Yemen Customs Authority with 9 CT-30 contraband inspection kits, 40 personal radiation detector pagers (PRDs), 15 personal radiation detector pagers (Mini Rad-D), and 3 density meter kits.  This equipment, valued at approximately $253,484 will assist the Yemen ...
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U.S. Embassy Sana’a Open for Visa Appointments on a “Super Saturday” Event hosted by Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller and Consular Staff

October 19, 2014 SANA’A — U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller and Embassy Sana’a Consular staff opened special Saturday appointments for 120 tourist and business visa (B1/B2) applicants at the U.S. Embassy on October 18. The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section hosted this special “Super Saturday” event in order help Yemeni tourist and business visa ...
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Statement on October 9 Tahrir Bombing

October 09, 2014 Ambassador Tueller strongly condemns the bombing that occurred in Tahrir Square on October 9.  The Yemeni people have lived with senseless violence for far too long and the recent increase in hostilities against innocent civilians only undermines the progress Yemen has made since the 2011 revolution.  Yemen’s challenges are political and therefore ...
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G-10 Statement

October 04, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors have welcomed the Peace and National Partnership Agreement (PNPA), signed on 21 September 2014. It is important that this Agreement is implemented in full, as quickly and judiciously as possible. The Group of Ten Ambassadors believe that the PNPA is entirely compatible with the GCC Initiative and ...
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G-10 Statement

September 22, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors welcomes the signing of the agreement to resolve the current crisis and calls for rapid and full implementation of all provisions of the agreement and for adherence by all parties to the GCC Initiative and Implementation Mechanism, the National Dialogue Outcomes, and the relevant UN Security Council ...
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U.S. Embassy held a roundtable for 10 local journalists

September 17, 2014 Ambassador Tueller welcomed 10 journalists from a variety of news outlets to his home for a press roundtable on September 17. Questions ranged along many different topics including the outcomes of the National Dialogue, the GCC initiative, and the United States’ position toward recent political developments in Yemen. The U.S. Embassy in ...
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Statement by Group of Ten Ambassadors

September 13, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors notes with grave concern the rising threat to the security of Yemen posed by actions of groups and individuals who oppose full and timely implementation of the political transition in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, as well as the outcomes of ...
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Acting PAO, Christiaan James, Launches Two-Year MEPI-Funded Media Project in Yemen

September 11, 2014 Acting Public Affairs Officer, Christiaan James along with the head of the local media NGO Freedom Foundation (FF), Khaled Al-Hammadi launched on Monday a two-year project to monitor professionalism, objectivity and responsibility of major Yemeni media outlets. Speaking in Arabic, Mr. James told journalists and media professionals attending the opening that the ...
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G10 statement on national reconciliation and unity

August 04, 2014 ‘The Group of Ten Ambassadors supports the call by President Hadi for national reconciliation and unity in his Eid al-Fitr message to the people of Yemen. Yemen continues to face many challenges – challenges that cut-across security, economic and political roles. Every citizen, particularly those in political parties and other groupings, needs to ...
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Statement by Group of Ten Ambassadors

July 14, 2014 Joining with the Security Council Press Statement of July 11th and statements issued by a number of countries and organizations supporting the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, the Group of Ten Ambassadors condemns the violence that has occurred in Amran and surrounding areas in the north including the taking of ...
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USG Announces Launch of Second Phase of its Promoting Youth Civic Engagement Project at Iftar

July 10, 2014 SANA’A – The U. S. Government (USG) and the America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Incorporated (AMIDEAST) hosted an Iftar to celebrate both Ramadan and their joint Promoting Youth Civic Engagement (PYCE) project.  The gathering recognized the accomplishments of the project’s youth leaders and the community actors and partners who have helped support ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

SANA’A – The U.S. Embassy celebrated the U.S.’ Independence Day a day early this year, on July 3rd, with the theme of “a more perfect union.” U.S. Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller addressed the guests by expounding on this theme.  “I don’t have to tell you that Yemen is going through a difficult period, but my ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller Delivers Ramadan Greetings at Al-Saleh Mosque

SANA’A – U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller paid a visit on July 1 to the Al-Saleh Mosque complex — Yemen’s largest — delivering personal Ramadan greetings on behalf of the United States and the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a.  The Ambassador was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Karen Sasahara. “It is both a ...
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U.S. Ambassador Urges Returning Yemeni High School Exchange Students to Make the Most of their Year in the United States

SANA’A – U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller welcomed home a group of Yemeni high school exchange students while urging them to continue their education and contribute to building a better Yemen. “The Americans you encountered no doubt learned a great deal from you about Yemen,” Ambassador Tueller said. “I hope that you will ...
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Peaceful and Blessed Ramadan 2014 Wishes from U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller

June 29, 2014 As we embark upon the holy month of Ramadan in Yemen, we are all reminded of Islam’s message of compassion, generosity, and faith.  Muslims throughout the world are coming together with family and friends to reflect on the blessings that God  bestows  upon us. Acts of charity, fasting, and prayer, remind us ...
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U.S. Embassy Sana’a “Super Saturday” Event hosted by Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller and Consular Staff Responds to the Needs of American Citizens in Ye

June 22, 2014 SANA’A — U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, along with Embassy Sana’a Consular staff, hosted a special weekend event to register the births of children born in Yemen who are eligible for American citizenship. Embassy Consular staff volunteers opened their doors for the June 21st “Super Saturday” to assist more than ...
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G10 Statement

June 16, 2014 The Group of Ten Ambassadors remain concerned about the security and economic situation in Yemen. We call on all the political parties and groups to put aside their agendas and work together to further Yemen’s political transition, as agreed in the GCC Initiative and Implementation Mechanism. UNSCR 2140 provides a mechanism to ...
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U.S. State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Reinforces Firm Commitment to Yemen in Sanaa Visit

June 15, 2014 Sana’a – Reinforcing the United States’ firm commitment to helping the people of Yemen build a “safe, secure, and prosperous nation for themselves and future generations,” Ambassador –at– Large Tina Kaidanow, U.S. Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism, completed an official visit to Sana’a on Sunday (June 15). During her visit, Ambassador Kaidanow met ...
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U.S. Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller Presents Credentials to President Abdo Mansour Hadi

June 10, 2014 Sanaa – United States Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller pledged “steadfast and continuing U.S. support to the government of Yemen throughout the political transition process and beyond” during his official presentation of credentials to Republic of Yemen President Abdo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday (June 10). During the presentation ceremony, held at ...
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G10 statement on the ceasefire in the North

June 05, 2014  ‘The Group of Ten Ambassadors welcomes the ceasefire agreement signed on 4 June intended to bring an end to the violent clashes in the North, particularly in Amran. The personal commitment of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to reach a peaceful conclusion to the violence is to be commended. The Group of ...
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U.S. WHEAT DONATION SUPPORTS YEMEN’S MOST VULNERABLE

May 5, 2014 SANA’A – The U.S. Government (USG), in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today transferred USD $20 million in wheat destined for Yemen’s most vulnerable population.  The donation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was marked by a handover ceremony at the WFP’s Sana’a warehouse; it is ...
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