The United States of America today voiced concern over reports of attacks against civilians in the city of Taiz.
Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland today said the U.S. government strongly condemns violence by all parties in Yemen and call for all sides to exercise maximum restraint.
“We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. We also call for a prompt investigation into the circumstances of these attacks and for those responsible to be brought to justice.” – Ms. Nuland
She noted that if President Saleh cares about Yemen’s future and the well-being of the Yemeni people, he must immediately initiate a full transfer of power that allows early presidential elections to be held within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) transition initiative.
“We call on him to fulfill his promises without delay. Only then can the Yemeni people come together to address the enormous challenges facing their country.” – Ms. Nuland