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Hadi: Military Operations Continue Until Liberation of Yemeni Territories

Hadi: Military Operations Continue Until Liberation of Yemeni Territories

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 - 14:15
Yemen's President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Reuters
Riyadh- Asharq Al Awsat
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said the military operations will not stop until all the Yemeni territories are liberated from Houthi rebel militants.

In a meeting with ambassadors of the G19 supporting Yemen, attended by GCC Secretary-General Abdulatif al-Zayani, Hadi said no dialogue or consultations can be held unless they are based on the three relevant terms of reference, which are ending the coup, handing over weapons to the state and withdrawing from cities and state institutions.

Hadi pointed out the campaigns of arrests, killing, intimidation and bombing of houses conducted by Houthi militias against members of General People's Congress (GPC) members.

"These acts reflect the militia's lack of readiness and capacity for peace." As long as the military power is in their hands, we believe that peace with them is impossible," said Hadi.

He also cited the radical militia's "recent atrocities in Sanaa and the killing of their former ally Saleh and the head of Saleh's negotiation team Aref Azooka” as Saleh's camp's renounced rebellion and called for talks with the government.

Hadi said that he is trying to regroup the Houthi-fractured GPC and has "opened doors to all those who suffered persecution by Houthis."

"We also treated the family of Saleh in a humanitarian way, according to Islamic morals and national customs.”

Hadi called on the international community to condemn the state of terror, repression, cut off communications, random searches, prosecutions and looting of houses, which are violations carried out by Houthi militias in Sanaa.

He also called on all world countries to help Yemen economically and participate in re-normalizing life in territories restored from the militia.

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