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Yemen: US Lauds Hadi’s Peace Efforts

Yemen: US Lauds Hadi’s Peace Efforts

Friday, 22 November, 2019 - 10:00

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi discussed on Thursday with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Timothy Lenderking the strong Yemen-US relations based on strategic cooperation and partnership to counter terrorism, secure maritime navigation, and end the coup of Houthi militias in accordance with the three references.

The President lauded the US support to Yemen and its constitutional leadership and unity, according to state-owned Saba News Agency.

The US Deputy Assistant reiterated the US support for Yemen, its unity, and legitimate government represented by President Hadi.

He voiced the administration’s appreciation to Hadi's efforts to achieve peace in Yemen including the Riyadh Agreement between the government and Transitional Council which Lenderking considered a significant move to enhance peace, security, and stability.

He also affirmed the ongoing cooperation and coordination between the two friendly countries to serve the common interests.

Meanwhile, President Hadi received a number of local forces from Hadhramout, during which he praised their support for the state and the federal principle of government based on justice, equality, and rule of law.

In a meeting with Hadhramout's Deputy Governor for the Affairs of the Plain and Desert Districts Isam al-Kathiri in Riyadh, Hadi appreciated the efforts of the local authority to normalize the situation, establish security, and provide services to citizens.

The President stressed the importance of expediting the pace of development, enhancing services and infrastructure, and attracting investments for the good of Yemen in general, and Hadhramout in particular.

In other news, Speaker of the Arab Parliament Mishaal al-Salami condemned Iran's recognition of the Houthi ambassador and the handover of the Yemeni embassy in Tehran to them.

The Speaker described this step as “a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and a blatant breach of the United Nations Charter, Vienna Convention, and relevant Security Council resolutions, in particular resolution No. (2216) of 2015."

He described the Iranian recognition of the Houthi rebel group as an attempt to impose a fait accompli, which represents aggressive behavior and an infringement on Yemen's sovereignty.

He held the Arab Parliament and Iran responsible for the consequences of this stance and its obstruction to the efforts to reach a political solution in Yemen. He described it as a threat to the peace and security of neighboring countries, calling on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to take the necessary measures to protect the diplomatic buildings of Yemen in Iran from any assault or damage.

Salami reiterated that the Arab Parliament supports the internationally-recognized legitimacy in Yemen, represented by Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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