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EU HR Ashton welcomes UN Security Council resolution on political transition in Yemen

Summary: 21 October 2011, Brussels - Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, issued the following statement today on political transition in Yemen:

“I welcome the adoption of a resolution on Yemen in the UN Security Council today.

The resolution demonstrates that the international community remains firm and united in its wish to see an end to violence, repression and political deadlock in Yemen. It reflects many of the concerns expressed by the EU over recent months: our condemnation of the use of lethal force against peaceful protesters, our call for restraint by all sides, and our repeated demand that President Saleh initiates political transition and signs and implements without further delay the GCC initiative.

The victims of the President's failure to move ahead are the Yemeni people, whose situation gets worse by the day.

Alongside its international partners, the EU will closely monitor Yemen's progress in implementing this resolution.”

  • Ref: EU11-320EN
  • EU source: European Union
  • UN forum: 
  • Date: 21/10/2011

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