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US concerned over reports of citizens detained by Houthis in Yemen

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (KUNA) -- The US expressed deep concern over reports that its citizens are being "unjustly detained" by the Houthi-controlled National Security Bureau in Yemen.
"Such detentions are unacceptable, put in jeopardy any Houthi efforts to establish that they are credible and responsible interlocutors, and invite serious questions about their commitment to seek a lasting peace for Yemen," said State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner in a statement Tuesday.
The US is monitoring the situation and called on the Houthis to release any citizen that may be currently held there.
"Should any US citizens in Yemen who are being held unjustly be harmed, it would be the responsibility of those organizations, groups, or individuals detaining them," Toner affirmed. (end) ak.mt