In response to today’s bomb attack in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said:
I condemn this morning’s bomb attack in Tahrir Square, which killed at least forty people, including children. I offer my condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured.
I also condemn the continued attacks against Yemeni security forces across the country, including those in Hadramawt today.
The political transition in Yemen must not be allowed to fail, and I reiterate the UK’s support for President Hadi and for all parties working constructively to implement the Peace and National Partnership Agreement, and GCC Initiative and Implementation Mechanism. I also remind those attempting to disrupt Yemen’s political transition of the international community’s increasing willingness to act under UN Security Council Resolution 2140.