EU worker in Yemen’s killing ‘evil’

Comment on this story
iol news pic KHA02_YEMEN-_0303_11 REUTERS Police and army officers gather as they join an anti-government demonstration at a Change Square protest camp in Sanaa. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Brussels - The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the killing of an EU security worker in Yemen on Monday, calling on the government in Sanaa to restore security in the country.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said earlier the security agent was French.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the killing today, in Sanaa, of a member of the team providing security to the EU Delegation and the wounding of two others,” Ashton said in a statement.

“The EU's presence in Yemen aims only to assist the country in its transition to democracy and in its economic development. To target persons engaged in this effort is evil and senseless.”


sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines