Gargash calls for calm after clashes in Aden

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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash.- KT file photo

Dubai - "Escalation is not an acceptable option," Gargash said.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 7 Aug 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 12:26 PM

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash on Wednesday called for calm after clashes erupted between southern separatists and presidential guards in Aden, the seat of Yemen's government.
He wrote on Twitter that communication and dialogue, not violence, was needed. "Escalation is not an acceptable option after the despicable terrorist attacks," he said, referring to attacks claimed by Daesh and Al Qaeda in southern Yemen in recent days.
United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths also expressed concern about a military escalation in the southern port city of Aden, and called for dialogue. "I am alarmed by the military escalations in Aden today, including reports of clashes in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace. I am also deeply concerned by the recent rhetoric encouraging violence against Yemeni institutions," he said on Twitter.


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