almotamar.net - The Group of Ten Ambassadors of the permanent five members of the UN Security Council, the GCC and EU to Yemen, has expressed great concern about the reports of increasingly heavy fighting in the area of Dammaj in Saada province, and of significant numbers of dead and injured as the result of fighting in that area and in particular the use of heavy weapons there.
In a statement, the Ambassadors noted the rallying of forces from outside the area, “whose presence can only increase tensions and the risk of increased violence”.
“The Group of Ten Ambassadors calls upon all sides to stop fighting immediately and to return to talks aimed at defusing tensions and ensuring freedom of movement, immediate medical attention for the injured and sick, and access to food and other essentials”.
The Group of Ten also called on the Government of Yemen to resume its mediation attempts and to take whatever measures are necessary to restore peace, including ensuring a presence of government forces responsible for maintaining security in the area, and facilitate the settlement of outstanding disputes through peaceful means.
It also called for the ICRC to be allowed to enter Dammaj to help and evacuate the injured if they have not already been able to do so.
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