With Iran-backed militias keeping up a fierce offensive against Yemen’s Taiz and Marib governorates and continuing to violate the UN-sponsored Hodeidah Agreement, President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on Sunday called for unity against attempts for copying the Iranian experience in the war-torn country.
Hadi’s remarks were made during statements he gave after holding separate meetings with the Yemeni vice president, prime minister and senior judiciary officials.
“We feel the magnitude of the suffering and difficulties facing our people,” said Hadi, blaming Iran-aligned Houthis for current challenges and crises facing the country.
“The unjust war imposed by the Houthi coup militia continues to serve Iran's agenda,” reaffirmed Hadi, accusing the group of seeking to impose an alien experience on Yemen.
On importing the Iran process, Hadi said it was “unacceptable no matter what it costs Yemenis in sacrifices.”
The Yemeni leader, according to the state-owned Saba news agency, also thanked states participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition for their valuable multi-faceted support.
Arab Coalition countries have fought alongside the internationally-recognized Yemeni government against a violent Iran-backed insurgency spearheaded by Houthi militias which broke out over six years ago.
Other than supporting the Yemeni army, Arab Coalition states have also backed public and development services focused on alleviating burdens faced by Yemenis.
During his meetings with officials, Hadi was briefed on the status quo of battlefronts across Yemen and government efforts for improving services in liberated governorates.
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed presented a report detailing the practical steps taken by the government in cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the delivery of a fuel grant from the kingdom to ease the suffering of Yemenis during the Islam’s holy month of fasting, Ramadan.
The report also included the Yemeni government’s efforts for securing the salaries of civil servants in the battle-weary country.
As for Hadi’s extraordinary meeting with the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday, it included senior officials like Justice Minister Badr Al-Arda and Attorney General Ahmed Al-Mousai.
Touching on the complex and difficult reality witnessed in Yemen today, Hadi stressed the importance of the judiciary and its effective role as a fundamental pillar of the state.
He went on to stress the importance of uniting the ranks of the judiciary to serve nation.
Preserving the independence and impartiality of the judiciary and steering it clear from political quarrels is vital, reaffirmed Hadi.
He also stressed the need to stop all forms of obstruction of justice and reiterated the need for commitment to administrative and financial transparency.