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US ambassador meets leaders of Al-Islah party in Riyadh, praises 'Muslim brotherhood of Yemen'

July 11, 2018 at 3:34 am

Logo of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, frequently called al-Islah is a Yemeni Islamist party [Wikipedia]

The US ambassador to Yemen, Matthew Toler, praised the role of Al-Islah, the Muslim Brotherhood of Yemen, in pushing forward the political process in a country despite a raging three-year war.

This came during the US ambassador’s meeting with leaders of the Yemeni Al-Islah party, in the Saudi capital on Monday headed by Chairman of the Supreme Yemeni Congregation for Reform, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Yadumi.

According to Al-Sahwa Net website, which is associated with Al-Islah, Al-Yadumi discussed the latest developments in Yemen and a number of issues and topics of common concern with the US ambassador. Most prominent of which were developments in the West Coast and the city of Al-Hudaydah, the tragic humanitarian situation caused by the coup d’état on the State’s institutions and the need to make efforts to end this suffering.

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Al-Yadumi reiterated Al-Islah’s support for the efforts of UN envoy Martin Griffiths and all efforts that are aimed at stabilizing and achieving peace in accordance with the three terms of reference of the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and international resolutions, on top of which Resolution 2216 in order to end the coup and restore the stolen weapons.

Al-Yadumi appreciated the US position that supports political legitimacy and rejects Iranian interventions in Yemen. He expressed his desire for more support for Yemen and its constitutional legitimacy to realize its national plans.

The US ambassador stressed his country’s keenness to end the suffering of the Yemeni people and support all political components to push for a political solution according to the agreed upon terms of reference.