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The intrusion into the compound of the United States Embassy in Yemen and the detention of its staff by the Houthis
(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)

November 25, 2021
  1. The Government of Japan strongly condemns the intrusion into the compound used by the United States Embassy in Yemen prior to 2015 and the detention of dozens of its local employees by the Yemen-based Houthis.
  2. The Government of Japan calls on the Houthis for an immediate withdrawal from the Embassy premises and the immediate return of all seized property of the US Embassy in Yemen as well as the immediate release of all employees still under detention.
  3. The Government of Japan remains committed to continue making efforts, in cooperation with countries concerned both within and outside of the region, to realize a ceasefire and achieve peace in Yemen, including by implementing humanitarian assistance.

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