Top of the Ticket

Political commentary from the LA Times

« Previous Post | Top of the Ticket Home | Next Post »

Yemen president gets stern warning from Obama press secretary

April 6, 2011 |  6:06 am

Yemeni Protestor Faces 4-3-11

Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney on violence in Yemen, as provided by the White House

The United States strongly condemns the use of violence by Yemeni government forces against demonstrators in Sanaa, Taiz and Hodeida in the past several days. 

The Yemeni people have a right to demonstrate peacefully, and we remindYemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh Jay Carney ponders a media question 2-11 President Ali Abdullah Saleh of his responsibility to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis who are exercising their universal right to engage in political expression.

We call upon the Government of Yemen to conduct full investigations into these events and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. 

The United States strongly supports the Yemeni people in their quest for greater opportunity and their pursuit of political and economic reform that will fulfill their aspirations. 

President Saleh needs to resolve the political impasse with the opposition so that meaningful political change can take place in the near term in an orderly and peaceful manner.  

We call upon all sides to engage in a constructive political dialogue and to chart a course that puts Yemen’s unity, progress and future prosperity ahead of individual agendas.     ####

Related:

Obama changes mind on causing regime change in Middle East

New Obama warning to Libya: Stop right now

Obama warns Libya and Bahrain

Obama re-warns Libya: 'The violence must stop'

Enough with warnings, Obama finally sanctions Libya

Obama takes a day off from warnings to praise Algeria, Motown

Next, Obama warns Libya: 'This violence must stop'

Now, Obama warns Bahrain, Yemen and Libya

Obama warns Egypt's Mubarak: 'No going back'

Obama warns Mubarak: 'Suppressing ideas never makes them go away'

Photo: Yahya Arhab / EPA (Protestors' faces in Yemen this week); Associated Press (Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh); Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press (Carney).

Comments 

Advertisement










Video