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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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