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 Resolutions.  We uphold President Hadi’s role as the legitimate head of state and call on all parties to support him in implementing all aspects of the agreement which was reached with UN Envoy Jamal Benomar as a witness of the commitment Ansarallah and all political parties have made to the terms and conditions in their entirety.

The Group condemns all use of violence and threats of violence against political opponents or to achieve political aims, upholds the role of the security services in protecting state institutions, and demands an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Sana’a, as well as Al-Jawf, Marib, and other areas of fighting, in order to protect innocent civilian lives. The Group of Ten Ambassadors cautions additional elements who may wish to enter Sana’a with the aim of inflaming the situation that their presence will not be welcomed.  Yemen can no longer afford violent conflict.  Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference has shown the way forward as Yemen’s different constituencies have settled differences through peaceful dialogue.