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Gargash: Saudi Positions Lead the Arab, Islamic world

Gargash: Saudi Positions Lead the Arab, Islamic world

Saturday, 9 December, 2017 - 10:30
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash talks during a news conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2017. REUTERS

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash on Friday urged rights organizations and to probe the executions Houthi militias are carrying through in Sana’a.

“There organizations (rights groups) must not overlook such a criminal record,” said FM Gargash.

After attempting to switch sides, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by his Houthi allies in Sana’a Yemen. Following Saleh’s death, the Iran-backed militias went forth with a brutal campaign of arrests and executions targeting Saleh loyalists.

Gargash tweeted on Friday that despite Houthi's control of the capital Sana’a, it is suffering from the loss of political cover in the next stage.

They (Houthis) have been bared, their new reality is that they are a looting sectarian militia, with an authority anchored by spreading fear and brute arms power, he said.

He stressed that Yemen is inching in towards new political grounds, and that the stage must address a comprehensive unification against Houthis, a militia which has become exposed on a local, regional and international level.

The Iran-allied group using brutal force in Sana’a, their stronghold, suggests its downfall, Gargash explained.

On the other hand, Gargash reiterated the gulf states’ commitment to the Palestinian cause.

He went on to say that Saudi positions in this context are at the lead of the Arab and Islamic worlds.

"In light of these facts, let us marginalize the hate, partisanship and twistedness of those overstepping."

He pointed out earlier that the Arab and Islamic worlds face a serious challenge concerning the Quds.

"Will this crisis be politicized for the sake of narrow goals, political gain, and the squaring of small accounts," Gargash exclaimed.

"Solidarity, hard work and ending the exploitation of the plight of al-Quds Al-Sharif to settle accounts is needed at this stage. Our goal is to achieve results, not to deepen wounds."

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