Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Terrorist Bombing in Sana'a, Yemen

May 21, 2012

  1. Japan is deeply shocked and outraged by the many deaths and injuries of soldiers caused by a suicide bomb attack on Monday, May 21, in Sana’a, Yemen. Japan expresses its deepest condolences to the victims and their bereaved families.

  2. Japan strongly condemns such an act of terrorism as inexcusable and reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified in any form or manifestation, committed for whatever purposes.

  3. Japan hopes that the Government of Yemen will achieve stability through progress on the strengthening of security measures and a peaceful administrative transition. Japan will continue to support the efforts of Yemen toward this end as much as possible.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)