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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the situation in Yemen


Speaking on the margins of his visit to Abuja, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today (10 October) on the situation in Yemen:

Recent events, especially the appalling attack on a funeral gathering in Sana’a, have demonstrated in a most dramatic manner that violence always provokes counter-violence and that attacks such as this do not bring a solution in Yemen any closer.

The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found. Such brutal attacks must not be allowed to happen again.

The many lives lost at the funeral gathering should drive home to all those in positions of political responsibility in Yemen and in the region how important it is, especially now, to look for ways of resuming the UN‑mediated talks on a ceasefire and a political settlement for Yemen.

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