Jordan concerned over escalations in Yemen


Published: 2017-12-05 15:15

Last Updated: 2017-12-05 15:15

Jordan concerned over escalations in Yemen
Jordan concerned over escalations in Yemen

The Jordanian government has expressed its concern and sorrow over the escalation of violence in Yemen’s crisis, which resulted in the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of the Houthis on Monday.

Mohammad Al- Momani, Minister of State for Media Affairs, said the unfortunate development is part of a series of repercussions in Yemen’s crisis since the 2011 coup.

Al-Momani stressed that Jordan invites all parties taking part in Yemen’s crisis to go back to the negotiation table and stick to the national dialogue.

Saleh was reportedly killed on Monday when Houthi militants shot him after his car was stopped near Sanaa while en route to his hometown in the Sinhan district south of the capital,

Yemen's civil war has been raging since March 2015 between Houthi rebels and Yemen's internationally-recognised government.