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Legitimate Yemen Govt. Calls for Wide Alliance to Overcome Differences

Legitimate Yemen Govt. Calls for Wide Alliance to Overcome Differences

Saturday, 2 December, 2017 - 20:30
Yemen President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. (Reuters)

The legitimate Yemeni government called on Saturday for opening a new chapter of ties with all political factions,

It also called for forming a wide alliance that overcomes the differences of the past.

The declaration was made after President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi chaired an extraordinary meeting for his aides to discuss the latest developments in the country, in particular the unrest in the capital Sana’a.

The government voiced its support for each side that confronts the Houthi militia and works on ridding Yemen from it.

“All who abandon the alliance with the militia will come under the umbrella of legitimacy,” it stressed in a statement.

It also expressed its concern over the developments in Sana’a in wake of the clashes between the Houthis and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who on Saturday called for opening a new chapter of ties in order to end Yemen’s crisis.

The government condemned the criminal Houthi acts in Sana’a, such as the violation of state institutions, places of worship and private properties, adding that not even its allies are safe from its actions.

The legitimate government renewed its support to the Saudi-led Arab coalition aimed at restoring legitimacy in Yemen, saying that it will up its efforts in order to eliminate the Houthi “gang” and liberate the entire country.

It hoped that the wide alliance that it called for would overcome the disputes of the past and pave the way for a new phase in Yemen and unite all sides against the Houthi militia, which is an extension of the Iranian agenda in Yemen.

Yemenis from all political factions, starting with Saleh’s National People’s Congress, to rise up against the Houthis in Sana’a and all provinces “to end this Iranian-backed nightmare.”

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