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Yemen PM: Power should be gained through democracy not force

Al-Qaeda fighters carrying weapons in Yemen [File photo]
Al-Qaeda fighters carrying weapons in Yemen [File photo]

Houthis want to govern Yemen by force, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr said yesterday, adding that they should respect the democratic processes.

Speaking during a meeting held with the United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs Office in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, in the Saudi capital Riyadh, Bin Daghr said: “The continuation of war in Yemen increases the suffering, destruction and siege and the non-arrival of relief aid to citizens, and this is what the coup militia that refused to abide by the UN Security Council resolution or sign the Kuwait Agreement want.”

“Instead, they continued the siege and war on the people, and cut off humanitarian corridors to the province of Taiz,” he added.

Earlier this week the Yemeni government quit peace talks in Kuwait saying Houthis refused to sign a UN proposal to resolve the crisis.

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