White House condemns Yemen violence
June 3rd, 2011
01:45 PM ET

White House condemns Yemen violence

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is condemning the attacks in Yemen Friday, calling on all sides to "cease hostilities immediately and to pursue an orderly and peaceful process of transferring political power:"

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the senseless acts of violence today in Yemen, including the attack against the Presidential Palace compound in Sana’a as well as other attacks in Sana'a and throughout the country. We call on all sides to cease hostilities immediately and to pursue an orderly and peaceful process of transferring political power as called for in the GCC-brokered agreement. Violence cannot resolve the issues that confront Yemen, and today’s events cannot be a justification for a new round of fighting. We urge all sides to heed the wishes of the Yemeni people, whose aspirations include peace, reform, and prosperity.

Yemen's president, prime minister and other senior government officials were injured on Friday during the shelling of the presidential compound in Sanaa, a government spokesman said.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Bill in STL

    Now that will certainly make them sit up and take notice!

    June 4, 2011 at 12:01 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Check out 'TOO BIG TO FAIL' on HBO!

    June 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  3. Decade

    Gotta blame NATO's genius for this one. Once they started trying to kill Gaddafi, the protestors and rebels now have it in their minds that assassinating their government leaders is the key to self-determination. I fear there will be growing instability and civil unrest that will set the middle east ablaze and our troops will be caught in it.

    June 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm |