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STATEMENT: Attacks in Southern Yemen

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON

August 3, 2019

Attacks in Southern Yemen

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 is critical that Yemenis work with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths toward a political settlement that ends the conflict and brings peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen.

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