UN's Guterres: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince contributed to reaching Yemen agreement

UN's Antonio Gutteres said on Thursday said talks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Hadi of Yemen. (AFP)
Updated 14 December 2018
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UN's Guterres: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince contributed to reaching Yemen agreement

  • UN chief said Saudi crown prince had been ‘very important to the outcome of the consultations’
  • The secretary-general thanked those inside and outside the region who tried to encourage progress

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi contributed to reaching agreements in Yemen and helped achieve the cease-fire in Hodeidah, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres said.
UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at the organization’s headquarters in New York on Thursday that Guterres felt the crown prince’s contribution had been “very important to the outcome of the consultations” and that Hadi “played a positive role.”
The secretary-general thanked those inside and outside the region that tried to encourage the parties to make progress at the talks in Sweden and believes this was “valuable” in reaching Thursday’s agreement, Haq said.
Hodeidah is a key port in Yemen for those trying to import desperately needed food and supplies into the country.


Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

Updated 15 June 2019
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Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

LONDON: Iranian opposition groups protested outside the Council of the European Union in Brussels on Saturday against the regime in Tehran.
The protests mark the upcoming anniversary of protests in 1981, when the People’s Mujahedin of Iran demonstrated against the impeachment of the then president Abolhassan Banisadr.
Several European politicians, including the former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and the former Vice President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras, gave speeches at the protest in support of the Iranian opposition.
The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Maryam Rajavi called on the “EU to designate the mullahs’ Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) as terrorist entities.”
She also said that the Iranian “regime’s mercenaries must be tried, punished and expelled.”
Rajavi also saluted “supporters of the Iranian people’s Resistance, and the Human Rights advocates who have come from various European and Arab countries.”