Condemns attack in Yemen

Foreign Minister Børge Brende strongly condemns the suicide attack in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in which more than 50 people, including national and international civilian health workers, were killed.

Foreign Minister Børge Brende strongly condemns the suicide attack in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in which more than 50 people, including national and international civilian health workers, were killed.

The attack was targeted at the Ministry of Defence and also hit a military hospital. There have been reports of further violence against health workers and patients at the hospital.

“My sympathy goes to the victims of the attack and their friends and families. Yemen is a deeply split society. I urge all political forces in the country to come together in the national dialogue on the country’s future, and to refrain from acts of violence that can undermine this process,” said Mr Brende.

The country is currently in a transition phase with a democratically elected interim president. According to plan presidential elections will be held early next year.