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Yemen: Hadi Pledges to Restore Sanaa, End Coup

Yemen: Hadi Pledges to Restore Sanaa, End Coup

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 13:00
Drivers waiting in a long queue to fuel their cars in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Monday, October 14, 2019 (AFP)
Riyadh- Asharq Al-Awsat
Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has renewed his pledge to restore the capital, Sanaa, end the Houthi coup and establish the federal state of Yemen.

His remarks were made during a celebration marking the October 14th revolution, which ignited in 1967 against British colonialism in the south.

Hadi stressed in the speech broadcast by official government sources that Yemenis will not tolerate schemes aimed at undermining the state, toppling its institutions and confiscating them in favor of dependence on “Tehran’s mullahs.”

The Yemeni President promised to continue struggling until the restoration of the sovereignty and the state, represented by the legitimate government’s institutions.

He said that Yemenis “do not accept to be humiliated or degraded, not to mention turning their land into gear for small projects or a hostile agenda.”

Yemen seeks to form a “federal and fair state based on the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue conference, a strong state that expresses its people’s interests and aspirations and supports its brothers in the face of hostile projects and sectarian and terrorist tendencies that aim to spread chaos and undermine communities.”

Hadi pledged to end the coup, which “attacked the state, its legitimacy and the republican system and diminished its people’s dignity and defied their will.”

Houthis have been trying to restore the racist Imamate rule without looking backward at the country’s historical facts, which were coated with hatred and despicable racism, Hadi said.

The Southern Transitional Council’s (STC) recent actions in Aden are considered a rebellion against state institutions, Hadi noted, adding that they target the state, homeland and citizens.

He called on insurgents to stop these actions and their rebellion and welcomed Saudi efforts, in reference to the ongoing negotiations in Jeddah between the legitimate government and the STC leadership.

The talks in Jeddah target “addressing these incidents, ending the Iranian- Houthi coup, and boosting state institutions”.

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