Yemeni govt rejects solutions not based on previous terms

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr. (AFP)
Updated 30 January 2017
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Yemeni govt rejects solutions not based on previous terms

ADEN: The Yemeni government has reiterated its rejection of any political solution to end the Houthi coup unless it is based on previously agreed terms.
It seeks an agreement based on the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outputs of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216.
“Any solutions not based on these references would create potential for new conflicts and would be rejected by Yemeni people,” the government said in a statement on Sunday following its regular meeting headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr in Aden.
The government has also reiterated its commitment to achieving just and sustainable peace in the country, while adhering to the previously agreed terms of reference for a political solution to put an end the coup.
The prime minister noted that the government is determined to continue with its efforts to restore legitimacy to the Yemeni state, after the coup by the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s militias. “These militias have turned against the state, destroyed all financial and administrative institutions, caused the suffering of the Yemeni people and severed its national unity and social fabric,” Daghr said.
The Yemeni government has called anew upon international human rights and humanitarian organizations to open their main offices in the temporary capital of Aden.
The legitimate Yemeni government has meanwhile restated that the situation is improving in Aden and territories liberated from the Houthis and Saleh-aligned militias.
The Cabinet has hailed Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s decision to transfer the headquarters of the House of Representatives to the temporary capital of Aden.
In the same context, the Aden Refinery Company has pumped 2,000 tons of diesel and 2,000 tons of oil into the company’s installations, following the end of a weeks-long strike by the company’s workers.
The workers’ union decided to end the strike and resume operations after Hadi visited to the company’s headquarters in Aden and met with executives.
Union chief Mohammad Abdullah Al-Musaibali said the strike had been lifted following a pledge by the president to study the workers’ demands.


8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community. (AP)
Updated 21 September 2018
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8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

  • The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy

UNITED NATIONS: Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel’s planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision.
The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the UN Security Council on Thursday. It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community.
The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy. They say in the statement that they “will not give up on a negotiated two-state solution with Jerusalem as a capital” of both Israel and a new Palestinian state.
That was an implicit slap at US President Donald Trump’s declaration in December that contested Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.