British Foreign Office:
The world watches the development of Yemen closely
Islam Times - The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in a statement obtained by Masdar Online, considered that the resolution of the Security Council "a clear signal from the international community that the deteriorating humanitarian, economic and security situations in Yemen are a direct result of the reluctance of President Saleh to agree to a political settlement."
Islam Times: He added: "During the absence of President Saleh's approval, there is a distinct possibility for the occurrence of further acts of violence. This has led to hundreds of deaths among the demonstrators so far, as well as deaths among Yemeni security forces."
Hague in his statement, issued yesterday, called on all the parties to refrain from provocation and renounce violence, saying that the world watches closely, and those who commit crimes and violations on human rights should be aware that they will be held accountable for their actions.
The new British Foreign Secretary appealed President Saleh to commit to signing the Cooperation Council's initiative as a base for a political process for the transfer of power. Adding "the application of the political transition process is up to Yemen, but there is an urgent need for it. It is the responsibility of both the ruling party and the opposition to ensure that the political transition process be inclusive and meet the demands of the Yemeni people for change and having a better future."
Hague indicated that the UN Security Council unanimously expressed its fears about the crisis in Yemen, pointing out that "this is not a crisis for the Yemenis alone, but also it is a source of concern for the region and the world."
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