On his first visit to Aden.. U.S. Ambassador: Weapons must be in the hands of the state only and we do not support the groups that want to divide Yemen

On his first visit to Aden.. U.S. Ambassador: Weapons must be in the hands of the state only and we do not support the groups that want to divide Yemen


US Ambassador Matthew Toller arrived in Aden Thursday morning for the first visit since his departure after the al-Houthi coup in 2015.

The visit comes one day after a similar visit to the Russian ambassador, where he visited Aden on Wednesday and met with Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik, who said they were preparing the Russian consulate to reopen it in Aden.

At a press conference held by Ambassador Toller in Aden, he said that Washington was making every possible effort to end the conflict in Yemen, and said his country was concerned about the situation in Yemen, saying that the arms should be confined in Yemen only to the state, and that it is the concerned with the control of security and stability in all Yemeni territory.

The US diplomat reiterated that his government does not support groups that seek to divide Yemen because America and the whole world realize that their interest lies in a united, secure and stable Yemen. He said Washington is keen on Yemen's unity and stability, adding: "We recognize the importance of Aden and work with the government to rebuild institutions, and our meetings here are looking to enhance cooperation in various fields."

Some Yemeni groups, referring to the Houthis, are threatening with heavy weapons the neighboring countries, Toler said.

The US Ambassador stressed that international resolutions on the arms embargo on Yemen must be adhered to, although he said that his country is frustrated by the Houthis ' procrastination in complying with the agreements but renewed it hope to implement the agreements signed between the Houthis and the government.


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