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US "alarmed" by renewed violence in Yemen.

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the US government is "alarmed" by renewed violence in Yemen. In a statement, Pompeo stressed that renewed fighting is "unacceptable" and that "it also produces instability that terrorist groups and other malign actors can exploit for their own purposes, at the expense of the Yemeni people and the region as a whole." "We call on all parties to put the needs of the Yemeni people first and immediately return to restraint," Pompeo added. "The Houthis must cease attacks on Saudi territory." He affirmed that "de-escalation is a vital steppingstone for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths' efforts to bring the parties in Yemen to a political settlement." "The United States will continue to work with our international partners to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen," Pompeo remarked. In a tweet, the US top diplomat stressed "it is vital that we not turn our backs on recent hard-earned progress." (end)

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Date:Jan 28, 2020
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