The United States called on Thursday for an end to violence in the southern city of Aden, warning of incitement to divisions and violence will lead to more suffering for Yemenis and prolong the more than four-year conflict.
"The United States is deeply concerned about the outbreak of violence and deadly clashes in Aden," the State Department said in a statement.
The State Department warned of the incitement to further divisions and violence inside Yemen saying that will only increase the suffering of the Yemeni people and prolong the conflict, stressing that dialogue is the only way to stability, unity and prosperity in Yemen.
The US State Department added: "We call on all parties to refrain from escalation and further bloodshed and to resolve their differences through dialogue."
Since Wednesday, Aden has witnessed clashes between the forces of the Southern Transitional Council backed by the United Arab Emirates and the forces of the Yemen's internationally recognized
government, causing heavy casualties on both sides.
Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.
The conflict has triggered what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.
The STC has local forces trained and armed by the United Arab Emirates, the key partner of Saudi Arabia in leading the Arab coalition. But such forces do not answer to the official government, make enemies of Muslim Brethren and other Islamic groups, and controls many southern cities and districts.
The UAE-supported STC was established in May 2017 and consists of Yemeni southern bodies calling for separation from the north and restoration of south state that existed before Yemeni Uni
The Council militarily controls large swathes of Aden, and it led in January 2018 a failed coup against the Yemeni legitimate government.