The United States applauds the Yemeni government and the opposition for agreeing to a peaceful and orderly transition of power that is responsive to the aspirations of the Yemeni people. Today marks a significant step forward for the Yemeni people in their quest for a unified, democratic, secure, and prosperous Yemen. We commend the Gulf Cooperation Council for its invaluable role in leading efforts to broker this agreement and to support the Yemeni people. The United Nations, through the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2014, made clear that the Yemeni people deserve to live free from violence and insecurity.
We urge all parties within Yemen to refrain from violence and to move swiftly to implement the terms of the agreement in good faith and with transparency -- including credible presidential elections within 90 days. The United States, in coordination with our international partners, will continue to closely monitor and support Yemen’s political transition. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Yemeni people and their new government as they address their political, economic, humanitarian, and security challenges.