Canada condemns attack in Yemen and urges rapid investigation

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October 9, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the attack on a funeral hall in Sana’a, Yemen and extends its deepest condolences on the resulting loss of life.

“The Saudi-led coalition must move forward now on its commitment to investigate this incident.

“Canada calls on all parties in Yemen to avoid an escalation of violence as a result of this incident.

“Canada urges all parties to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, and to commit to political dialogue and to a lasting cessation of hostilities to halt the tragic loss of civilian life.”


Chantal Gagnon
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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