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Yemen reiterates support for Saudi Arabia

April 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Representatives of Yemen’s Huthi rebels and a Yemen government delegation meet in the Jordanian capital Amman on 17 January 2019 [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images]

Yemen’s House of Representatives called on the Saudi-led Arab coalition to continue to stand in support of legitimacy in the country and back its ministries, the UAE-based Sky News Arabia reported.

This was in the House’s closing meeting, held in the city of Sioun in Hadramout, where Yemeni representatives denounced the practices of the “Iran-backed Houthi militias”, adding that the Shia group’s militias reinforce sectarianism.

The Yemeni representatives said that they consider all decisions issued by Houthi militias in the areas under their control to be void, and they called on Houthis to abide by the Hudaydah agreement.

The Yemeni representatives also condemned the Houthis’ repeated attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a war on Yemen’s Houthi militias since 2015 after the Shia group seized government buildings and ousted the internationally-recognised government from Sanaa.

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