The United States strongly condemns the attacks carried out August 1 and 2 in southern Yemen.  We extend our deepest condolences to families of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  Attacks such as these by the Iranian-backed Houthis, ISIS, or al-Qa’ida are unacceptable.  It is critical that Yemenis work with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths toward a political settlement that ends the conflict and brings peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen.

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