Yemen – Continuation of deadly violence (March 20, 2017)

France condemns the continued violence in Yemen, including the rebel attack on March 17 on the mosque inside the Kofel military base and the bombardment on March 18 of a boat transporting refugees. Many civilians were killed in these attacks.

France condemns this violence. It calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and to halt attacks on civilian populations.

As Jean-Marc Ayrault said on March 14 during his meeting with the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, France reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire and the unconditional resumption of negotiations based on the special envoy’s peace plan. We offer him our full support.

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