UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia and USA Issue Joint Statement on Yemen

Foreign Ministers from the UK, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the United State have agreed a joint text on their policy towards Yemen. The text comes following a meeting of the ‘Quad Group’ on 10 December 2017.

The Ministers said that the countries:

“They expressed outrage at reports of indiscriminate killings and intimidation by the Houthis in Sana’a, including against members of the GPC and their families. They called upon the Houthis to cease actions to suppress or eliminate other political parties in Sana’a.

In the context of a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation, the members discussed means of providing greater assistance to the Yemeni people, and facilitating the entry of humanitarian and commercial goods. The members agreed to enhance their efforts to prevent weapons smuggling into Yemen.

The members urged all Yemeni parties to unify their efforts in search of responsible solutions for a stable and united Yemen. They agreed to meet frequently to monitor this concerning situation”.