U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Return from Saudi Arabia

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned from travel to Saudi Arabia today. Lenderking met with senior officials from the Republic of Yemen and Saudi governments, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the international community, and the UN Special Envoy’s Office. During this trip, Lenderking called for an end to the stalemated fighting in Marib and …

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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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Special Briefing with General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the U.S. Central Command

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. 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 briefing with General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the U.S. Central Command. General McKenzie will discuss the safe and deliberate withdrawal from Afghanistan, …

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Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken: U.S. Sanctions International Network Enriching Houthis in Yemen

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 10, 2021 Today, the United States is designating Sa’id Ahmad Muhammad al-Jamal and other individuals and entities involved in an international network he has used to provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of funds to the Houthis in cooperation with senior officials …

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

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned on June 3 from travel to Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, and Jordan.  During his trip, Special Envoy Lenderking met with senior government officials, international partners, and Yemenis to discuss the humanitarian and economic crisis in Yemen and the urgent need for a comprehensive ceasefire to bring …

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Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally   As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the …

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Yemen National Day

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE   MAY 22, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer bests wishes to the people of Yemen on the occasion of your 31st National Unity Day.  The United States appreciates the Republic of Yemen Government’s ongoing commitments towards achieving peace in Yemen. …

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Special Briefing via Telephone with Timothy Lenderking, U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen

SPECIAL BRIEFING VIA TELEPHONE TIMOTHY A. LENDERKING, U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR YEMEN MAY 20, 2021 Moderator: Thank you. Greetings to everyone from the U.S. 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 briefing with Tim Lenderking, U.S. …

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The United States Designates Houthi Militants

Today, the United States is taking action against two senior leaders of Houthi forces in Yemen who are involved in military offensives that exacerbate the humanitarian crisis, pose a dire threat to civilians, and destabilize Yemen. In doing so, we are promoting accountability for Houthi actions that perpetuate conflict in Yemen and undermine peace efforts, …

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

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel to Saudi Arabia and Oman on April 29, where he will hold meetings with senior government officials and work jointly with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking’s discussions will focus on ensuring the regular and unimpeded delivery of commodities and humanitarian …

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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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Houthis Attack While the International Community Commits to End Conflict in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 15, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the Houthi complex attacks against Saudi Arabia this week, including the most recent attack today in Jizan, which threatened civilian infrastructure. These actions by the Houthis perpetuate the conflict in Yemen, now going into its seventh year.  As U.S. Special Envoy Tim Lenderking and UN Special …

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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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Security Council Press Statement on Yemen

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 18, 2021 NOTE: This is issued in the United States’ capacity as President of the UN Security Council. Security Council Press Statement on Yemen The Members of the Security Council condemned the escalation in Marib, which places one …

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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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Joint Statement of the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America on Houthi Attacks

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 11, 2021 The following statement was released by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin text: We, the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, condemn the sustained Houthi offensive on the Yemeni city of Ma’rib …

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Designation of Two Ansarallah Leaders in Yemen

Ansarallah, sometimes referred to as the Houthis, plays a significant role in the conflict in Yemen and exacerbates the dire humanitarian plight of the Yemeni people.  The war has destabilized the country, displaced four million Yemenis since the beginning of the conflict, and unleashed one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. We strongly condemn the …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the 2021 High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

03/01/2021 12:22 PM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you so much, Secretary-General Guterres.  Foreign Minister Cassis, Foreign Minister Linde, Under-Secretary-General Lowcock, everyone in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for bringing us together today. The humanitarian crisis taking place in Yemen is the largest and …

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Terrorist Designation of Ansarallah in Yemen

The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity, pursuant to Executive Order 13224. I also intend to designate …

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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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Treasury Sanctions Serious Human Rights Abusers on International Human Rights Day

Designations target human rights abusers in Haiti, Yemen, and Russia  WASHINGTON– Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is targeting perpetrators of serious human rights abuse across several countries in the Western Hemisphere, Middle East, and Eurasia. Today’s actions are taken pursuant to Executive …

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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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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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Historic Agreement Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we usher in a new era of peace. It’s humbling when the course of history changes seemingly overnight. In less than one month, under President Trump’s leadership, we have another historic agreement, this time between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. As the President …

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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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Escalation of Violence in Yemen

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 28, 2020 Escalation of Violence in Yemen The United States government is alarmed by renewed violence in Yemen. Over the past few weeks de-escalatory efforts produced a significant reduction in fighting and showed to the Yemeni people that an end to hostilities is possible. However, renewed fighting is …

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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 …

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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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U.S. Ambassador Christopher Henzel: Statement on Riyadh Agreement

The United States welcomes the Riyadh Agreement, signed November 5 in Riyadh, as an important step towards stability and unity in Yemen and notes the key role all Yemeni parties will play in its implementation.  In meetings with representatives of the Republic of Yemen Government and Yemeni political parties, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Henzel has underscored …

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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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Under Secretary Hale’s Participation in the Ministerial on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Today, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and UN OCHA co-hosted a multilateral conference on Yemen humanitarian assistance on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.  The conference addressed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and encouraged donors to fully fund the 2019 …

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USAID ANNOUNCES $14.46 MILLION PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN YEMEN AND IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 19, 2019 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the award of a $14.46 million project to strengthen the health system and reduce maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in Yemen. The three-year Yemen Systems, Health and Resilience Project (SHARP) will improve access to reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council on Yemen

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City August 20, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and let me add our thanks to Special Envoy Griffiths and Assistant Secretary-General Mueller for your briefings and for the tireless efforts of your teams. The United States is deeply concerned …

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STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON August 8, 2019 Violence in Aden The United States is deeply concerned by the outbreak of violence and deadly clashes in Aden.  We call on all parties to refrain from escalation and further bloodshed, and to resolve their differences through dialogue.  Inciting further divisions and violence within Yemen …

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P5 Statement on Aden

The Diplomatic Representatives to the Republic of Yemen of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States express their grave concern over the recent escalation in violence in Aden.  We call on all Yemenis to exercise restraint, immediately end all acts of violence, and engage in constructive dialogue to resolve their differences peacefully. …

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Attacks in Southern Yemen

MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2019 The United States strongly condemns the attacks carried out August 1 and 2 in southern Yemen.  We extend our deepest condolences to families of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  Attacks such as these by the Iranian-backed Houthis, ISIS, or al-Qa’ida are unacceptable.  It …

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Press Statement: Houthi Attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 2, 2019 The United States strongly condemns today’s attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, the third such attack in less than three weeks. These attacks are risking the lives of many and injuring innocent civilians. We call for an immediate end to these …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Houthi Attack on Abha Airport

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 24, 2019 Yesterday, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks.  Initial reports suggest one person was killed and twenty-one were wounded.  These Iranian-backed attacks are unacceptable, and …

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Quad Statement

22 June 2019 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America express their concern over escalating tensions in the region and the dangers posed by Iranian destabilising activity to peace and security both in Yemen and the broader region, including attacks on the oil tankers …

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Press Release: Personal Identification Secure Comparison and Evaluation System (PISCES)

The governments of the United States and the Republic of Yemen agreed to the swift reconstitution of the Personal Identification Secure Comparison and Evaluation System (PISCES) border management system to enhance Yemeni efforts to identify known and suspected terrorists attempting to travel through Yemen’s sovereign territory. Representatives from the Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism met …

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G19+ Ambassadors Statement

The Ambassadors of the G 19+ express our support for the UN-led political process, the efforts of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, and the implementation of the outcomes of the December 2018 consultations in Stockholm. We appreciate the Republic of Yemen Government’s support for the UN-led political process. We express our support of …

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance To The People of Yemen

Today, the United States announced nearly $24 million in additional emergency aid to the people of Yemen, who face the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. This funding brings the total humanitarian assistance provided by the U.S. Government for the Yemen response to nearly $721 million since October 2017. More than 24 million people in Yemen-nearly 80 …

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Warsaw Quad: Yemen Communiqué

Quad Communiqué 13 February 2019 – Warsaw The Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America met today in Warsaw to discuss the situation in Yemen. The Ministers reiterated their commitment to a comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Yemen and …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Yemen

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations January 9, 2019 Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you, Under-Secretary-General Lowcock, Special Envoy Griffiths, for your briefings and for your excellent work to achieve and implement the agreements reached in Stockholm. We also deeply appreciate General Cammaert’s …

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U.S. Condemns Deadly Houthi Drone Attack in Yemen  

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   Official  UNCLASSIFIED   For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON January 11, 2019    U.S. Condemns Deadly Houthi Drone Attack in Yemen   The United States strongly condemns the January 10 Houthi drone attack on Republic of Yemen Government officers at a military parade at …

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Conclusion of Yemen Consultations in Sweden

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 13, 2018 The United States commends participants from the Yemen consultations in Sweden for making progress on key initiatives, including a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces in Hudaydah, prisoner exchanges, and opening humanitarian corridors to the city of Taiz. Although many details remain subject …

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Joint Statement by Ambassadors to Yemen from the Security Council Permanent Member States

The Ambassadors to Yemen from the five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States) followed closely the consultations in Stockholm led by the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and engaged throughout the process with representatives of the Government of Yemen and …

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Yemen Consultations in Sweden

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 4, 2018 As consultations are set to commence between the Republic of Yemen Government and the Houthis in Sweden, the United States calls on parties to engage fully and genuinely, and cease any ongoing hostilities. The people of Yemen have suffered far too long. The parties …

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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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ECON QUAD Press Release

Senior officials and ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, and United Kingdom met in Riyadh on 14 November 2018 to identify key actions to rapidly address the economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen. To date, a number of steps have been taken to help Yemen’s economy and …

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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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