Political Analysis

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on Yemen

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Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and SecurityPolicy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:“I am following with the utmost concern the developments in Yemen.I condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing violence and repression against protesters in Sana’a,Taiz and other cities.

I call on the government and security forces to end the use of violenceimmediately.I welcome the statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council of 10 May urging Yemeni parties to signthe political transition agreement. I wish to add my voice to those of the GCC leaders by calling onboth sides to sign and implement it without further delay. The solution is there. The moment is now.The Yemeni people have waited for too long.”