@AmbassadorRice: The Yemeni people deserve a path towards a unified, stable, secure and democratic #Yemen.
@USUN: This morning, the #UN #SecurityCouncil was briefed on the worsening humanitarian & political crisis in #Yemen.
Ambassador Eileen Donahoe, US Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council delivered a statement at the General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention during the 18th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today. Ambassador Donahoe said, “The United States remains deeply disturbed by ongoing human rights violations around the world. As we engage in these discussions in Geneva, people continue to be tortured, killed, arbitrarily arrested, and denied their fundamental rights. The United States will discuss the human rights situations in Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Belarus, Cambodia, and Somalia later in this session. Today I will focus on other countries of grave concern.” Click here to read what Ambassador Donahoe said about Iran, Burma, DPRK, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
"Today’s discussion on Yemen comes against the backdrop of increasingly disturbing reports of additional violence. According to news reports from Saana, yesterday government forces opened fire with anti-aircraft guns and automatic weapons on thousands of protestors. The United States condemns the use of excessive force against peaceful protestors and civilians in Yemen."
Statement, US Mission to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva
UN Human Rights Council – 18th Session, Geneva, Switzerland (9/19)