Yemen government calls for US cooperation to thwart formation of new Hezbollah

A Yemeni delegation carrying posters of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 07 June 2018
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Yemen government calls for US cooperation to thwart formation of new Hezbollah

  • Al-Yamani met with the US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller in Riyadh
  • They spoke the Iranian regime and its “intervention” in the region

DUBAI: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Yamani has called on the United States for cooperation to thwart any attempt of a new Hezbollah being formed in Yemen, which would threaten security and stability in the region.

Al-Yamani said, during his meeting in Riyadh with the US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, that his government supports the United States position towards the Iranian regime and rejects its “intervention and its absurd agenda” in the region.

He told the ambassador of the importance of all partners’ continued support, and backed efforts for a peaceful political settlement in Yemen including that of the UN envoy’s attempts to find a just and sustainable political solution to the crisis in the country.

Al-Yamani, according to official Yemeni news agency, pointed to the importance of concerted efforts to stop the suffering of the Yemeni people, which he said will only be achieved by providing humanitarian aid, sending relief to those who deserve it, and ending the main causes of suffering caused by the Houthis against the state and its legitimate institutions.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador said that his government will work with the Yemeni government, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen and all partners to achieve a common goal of restoring the legitimate state, and ensuring the security and stability of Yemen and the region.


Car bomb kills four, wounds 15 near Iraq’s Mosul

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Car bomb kills four, wounds 15 near Iraq’s Mosul

  • No group immediately claimed responsibility
  • Health official said the death toll might rise as some of the wounded were in a critical condition

MOSUL, Iraq: At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in a car bomb blast in the northern Iraqi town of Qayyara on Tuesday, police and medical sources said.
A vehicle packed with explosives was parked near a restaurant and a crowded market area in Qayyara, south of the city of Mosul, police said. Health official said the death toll might rise as some of the wounded were in a critical condition.
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Daesh militants often carry out such attacks.
Iraq declared victory over Daesh in December, dislodging the group from all territories it held after its self-proclaimed caliphate, which also composed part of Syria, collapsed earlier in 2017.
The group’s fighters have since waged a campaign of kidnapping, killing and bomb attacks targeting civilians and security forces.
An interior ministry spokesman said the blast was a result of a “terrorist attack by a car bomb”.