Yemen’s president vows to pursue terrorist organizations and drain their resources

Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour arrives to address the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations on September 21, 2017 in New York City. (AFP)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Yemen’s president vows to pursue terrorist organizations and drain their resources

DUBAI: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Sunday that terrorist elements, and those who support and finance them, are trying in vain to disturb the security and stability of Aden, the interim capital of Yemen, Saudi state TV channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
The statement was made during a phone call between the president and Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ahmed Al-Misri after a suicide attack targeted the headquarters of the anti-terrorism forces in Gold Mohr in Aden’s Tawahi district, according to Yemen’s official news agency.
During the call, Hadi reiterated that these actions will not discourage the Yemeni people from striving to regain security and stability in the country.
Al-Misri also said that the security forces are continuing their primary mission of fighting terrorism and targeting its sources.
The Yemeni Interior Ministry announced on its official website that the suicide attack killed two soldiers and wounded 53, including civilians, according to an initial toll.


Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

Updated 21 September 2018
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Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

  • The drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea.
Friday’s report says the drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets, including US-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes. Five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the Arabian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman.
It says the maneuver is a warning to Iran’s enemies that they face a quick, “stern response” in case of force toward Iran.
The exercise is part of annual manifestations on the anniversary of the start of the eight-year war Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched against Iran in 1980.