Coalition leadership refuses to tamper with the interests of the Yemeni people and calls for action with the legitimate government

Coalition leadership refuses to tamper with the interests of the Yemeni people and calls for action with the legitimate government


The Arab Coalition for The Support of Legitimacy in Yemen on Wednesday evening rejected the "dangerous developments" in the interim capital Aden, stressing that the coalition countries "will not accept any tampering with the interests of the Yemeni people."

Coalition forces spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement that the joint command of the coalition is following with concern the development of events in the interim capital, while calling on all parties and components to arbitrate reason and give priority to the national interest.

In a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency, Al-Maliki called on all parties to work with the legitimate Yemeni government to overcome the critical phase and its implications, especially in such exceptional circumstances.

He stressed the need not to give the opportunity to the stalkers of the Houthi terrorist militia and terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists who have ignited the fire of strife and difference among the Yemeni people.

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber said Houthi militias and terrorist organizations are the "sole beneficiaries" of the events in Aden.

Al-Jaber noted in a tweet posted on his Twitter account that it was the Houthis and those organizations that destroyed the city of Aden "aggression and prostitutes in 2015."

"Aden will remain safe and stable with the wisdom of the wise and with the support of the coalition," the ambassador concluded his tweet.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that "developments around the Palace of Al-Ma’ashiq are disturbing and the call for calm is necessary."

"Escalation cannot be an acceptable option after the despicable terrorist attack," he said in a tweet. He stressed that "the political framework, communication and dialogue are necessary in the face of signs and accumulations that cannot be solved through the use of force."

Clashes broke out on Wednesday afternoon between the presidential protection forces and the UAE-backed security belt forces, following the call of the vice president of the so-called Southern Transitional Council Hani Ben Brik and his supporters to take control of the presidential palace in Ma'ashiq area.

The clashes resulted in deaths and injuries on both sides and the repulse of the presidential palace attacking forces.


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