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Abul Gheit: Saleh’s Assassination Reveals Houthis’ Criminal Nature

Abul Gheit: Saleh’s Assassination Reveals Houthis’ Criminal Nature

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 13:45
Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit called on the international community on Tuesday to take immediate action in order to contain the dangerous developments in Yemen.

His spokesman Mahmoud Afifi quoted Abul Gheit as saying that the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday demonstrates the criminal nature of the Houthi militants.

Saleh was killed on Monday at the hands of the Houthis days after he announced that he wanted to open a new chapter of ties with the Saudi-led coalition aimed at restoring legitimacy in Yemen, effectively ending his three-year alliance with Iran-backed group.

Abul Gheit added that the Saleh’s death leaves Yemen, which is already exhausted by war, on the brink of further deterioration on the humanitarian level.

The Houthi militias have rejected all solutions that have been proposed to resolve the conflict that erupted in 2014, he said according to his spokesman.

Their refusal to deal with any political efforts reveals that their devious plot is aimed at having the Yemeni people submit to their rule, he continued.

This plan should be thwarted through all possible legitimate means, he demanded.

It is time that the international community, especially the influential powers, realizes that the Houthi militia is a terrorist organization that is ruling the people through the force of arms. All means should be used to save the Yemeni people from this nightmare, he stressed.

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