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Hajjah Elders Confirm Support to Yemen’s Legitimacy

Hajjah Elders Confirm Support to Yemen’s Legitimacy

Friday, 10 August, 2018 - 08:15
Part of the Hajjah elders conference. Asharq Al-Awsat
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Tribal leaders in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate have announced their support to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, slamming Houthi insurgents backed by Iran.

During the first conference for Hajjah elders organized in the liberated Midi district that lies in the governorate’s northwest, the conferees stressed that the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), Security Council resolutions, specially Resolution 2216, the GCC initiative and its executive mechanisms represent the terms of reference for any political dialogue on Yemen.

In an official statement released on Thursday, the conferees lauded the victories achieved by the National Army and “the sacrifices it has made in confronting the terrorist gangs.”

The statement thanked the countries of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition for their support to the Yemeni people in confronting Iran’s sectarian expansion.

It also condemned the attacks carried out by the Houthi insurgents on Saudi Arabia.

The conference said in its closing statement that it would form political, media and legal committees to stress Hajjah resident’s rejection of the Houthi rebellion.

The conference was attended by the Hajjah Governor and several military commanders.

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