King Salman confirmed his country's commitment to protecting legitimacy. Yemeni-Saudi summit discusses repercussions of Aden coup

King Salman confirmed his country's commitment to protecting legitimacy. Yemeni-Saudi summit discusses repercussions of Aden coup


King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia affirmed here today his rejection of the Southern Transitional Council's takeover of Yemen's temporary capital Aden.

In a meeting the King and senior other Saudi officials including the Interior Minister held with Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and senior other Yemeni officials including the Vice President, the King affirmed that he stands by the side of Yemen and rejects whatever threatens Yemen's unity and social fabric mainly the acts of the separatist council.

The council had seized most of Aden after mounting a two-day assault that ended on Saturday with the capturing of the government's military camps and civilian institutions.

Hadi expressed appreciation of the Saudi brotherly support to Yemen by rejecting the coup against the state institutions.

He said the Saudi support shows the love, fraternity and the principle of shared destiny that bind Yemen with the Kingdom, in the face of the Iranian agenda and destabilizing arms in the country's north and south.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a military alliance in support of President Hadi's legitimacy and government in the face of a coup d'état of Houthi militias, but the coup of UAE-backed security and military formations in Aden, and its control after four days of clashes over government camps and institutions, The Saudi-led coalition is at stake, according to the Yemeni foreign ministry's accusation that the UAE was behind the coup.

Earlier yesterday, the coalition announced a cease-fire and called for a withdrawal of pro-southern formations from the positions they recently took in Aden, and launched air strikes on transitional targets that he said posed a threat to legitimacy and that it was the beginning of other operations, demanding the transition quickly implement The demands of the coalition, before heading to Saudi Arabia for dialogue with the Yemeni government in response to the call of the kingdom's foreign ministry.


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