The Delegation of the European Union to Yemen

Yemen: Statement by the Spokesperson on attacks against Saudi Arabia

Brussels, 25/06/2020 - 08:09, UNIQUE ID: 200625_6
Statements by the Spokesperson

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was targeted by several drones and ballistic missiles earlier this week. The European Union condemns this indiscriminate attack on Saudi cities claimed by the Houthis.

This follows an intensification of hostilities within Yemen where civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of the conflict’s violence. All attacks against civilians are unacceptable. The number of child victims of the conflict in Yemen is deeply troubling.

The latest cross-border attack goes against the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, supported by the EU and its Member States, to mediate a ceasefire and resume political negotiations.

The EU reiterates its call for all sides to enter into political talks under UN auspices and continues to fully support the efforts of the UN Special Envoy in this regard.