Yemeni poets praise King Salman

Updated 14 January 2016
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Yemeni poets praise King Salman

RIYADH: A group of Yemeni poets held a poetry recitation session here Tuesday night to mark the first allegiance anniversary of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and to express gratitude for his firm defense of legitimacy in their country.
“They wanted to show their appreciation to King Salman for rescuing their country from the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies, the former president and his forces,” said Dr. Omar Bamahsoon, a former legal adviser to the chairman and director of the legal department at the National Commercial Bank, whose seminar, Thaloothiat Bamahsoon hosted the session.
At midnight on March 26, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered the launch of a massive military operation — Decisive Storm — on Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen in anticipative action to defend the Kingdom and free Yemen from them and the forces of the ousted former president Ali Abdullah Salih, in addition to assisting the internationally recognized Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to regain control of his country.
At the same time the King ordered the establishment of King Salman Center for Relieve and Humanitarian Works with allocation of SR2 billion to provide humanitarian aid to Yemenis hit by the conflict in their country.
The poets, some residents of the Kingdom and some who came especially from Yemen, included Hadramaut Gov. Dr. Adil Bahumaid, Abdullah Al-Juaidi, and Mabrook Madi.
Dr. Bahumaid, in his composition titled “No amnesty,” highly praised King Salman’s prompt action to help Yemen, and demanded giving no amnesty to the Houthi rebels or Saleh or his forces, requesting instead to protect the Yemeni people from the oppression of Houthi-dominated territories.
Al-Juaidi, in his composition titled “Izz Al-Riyadh (Glory of Riyadh)” depicted King Salman as the glory of Kingdom because of his many humanitarian deeds. “These deeds included dealing justly and fairly with the great issues of the nation and sound implementation of Islamic Sharia law to face oppressors and support oppressed, “ he said.
Also, Mabrook, in his composition titled “Salman the sword of justice,”expressed his overwhelming love to King Salman admitting his inability to describe his many attributes of the King. “Shall I mention his courage to side the truth or shall note his ability to defeat oppressors, or shall I stress his ability to support justice?” he said.
The organizer of the event, Dr. Bamahsoon, told Arab News that the hosting of the recitation session in his seminar came in response to demands of the participants and the followers of the seminar, especially on social media, as all the activities of the seminar are transmitted life on the media.
“The main focus of seminar, since its establishment 25 years ago, was economy and only economy. But this time we have broken the rule and focused on poetry, allocating this session for King Salman in the eyes of Yemeni poets in response to those requests,” he said.
“We timed the recitation session to coincide with the marking of King Salman allegiance day to express our abundant appreciation to the king for his firm and glorious stand from the Yemeni plight caused by illegal Houthi rebel control of Yemen and the overthrow of its legitimate government,” he added.
“We believe that King Salman much more because of his glorious actions in his first year both internally and externally. He proved to be a very great leader who enabled us to raise our heads high among nations. And because Arabs, especially Saudis, who like to express this pride in their leaders by poems, this recitation session has come, “ he further added.


Peace is our priority but the world must take a stand against Iran, says Saudi cabinet

Updated 22 May 2019
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Peace is our priority but the world must take a stand against Iran, says Saudi cabinet

  • Saudi cabinet says the international community must take firm action against the regime in Tehran
  • Saudi’s king invites GCC leaders to hold Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30

JEDDAH: The Saudi cabinet on Tuesday said that while the Kingdom believes all people in the region have a right to live in peace, including the Iranians, the international community must take firm action against the regime in Tehran to prevent it from spreading destruction and chaos.

After a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Assalam Palace, presided over by King Salman, Turki Al-Shabanah, the minister of media, told the Saudi Press Agency that the cabinet reviewed reports on regional and global development, and the king invited GCC leaders to hold Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30. The invitation reflects the Kingdom’s desire to work with other nations to boost security and stability in the region, the minister said, especially in light of the Iran’s continuing aggressive actions. The regime’s recent activities threaten regional and international peace and security, and the supply and stability of international oil markets, he added.

Al-Shabanah reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to peace and said it will make every effort to prevent war. The nation’s hand is always extended, he added, in the belief that everyone in the region, including the Iranians, has the right to live in a secure and stable environment.

However, the cabinet called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stance against the actions of the regime in Tehran, to prevent its disruptive and destructive activities throughout the world. It also called on Iran to halt the reckless and irresponsible behavior of its agents, to save the region from the dangers they pose and potential repercussions.

The cabinet also expressed the Kingdom’s hopes and expectations that the 14th Ordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, will encourage unity of response to ongoing events in the Islamic world. The summit, chaired by King Salman, will be held in Makkah on May 31 under the title “Makkah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future.”

Ministers heard that the Kingdom has sent $250 million to the Central Bank of Sudan as part of a previously announced package of assistance in partnership with the United Arab Emirates. This latest demonstration of support from the Kingdom to the Sudanese people aims to help stabilize the country’s economy, and strengthen the Sudanese pound in particular, to help improve the lives of the nation’s people.

The cabinet also welcomed the decision of the 14th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee to monitor an oil production reduction agreement concluded in Jeddah, which was headed by the Kingdom and Russia, and affirmed its commitment to balancing the oil market and stabilizing it on a sustainable basis.

Turning to local affairs, the Council of Ministers confirmed the generous support of SR 100 million ($26.7 million) from the king, and SR 30 million from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Jood Housing platform. Launched a day earlier, and supervised by the National Housing Development Association, it aims to accelerate the development process through the introduction of a new model of social solidarity, in which government, charities and commercial entities work together in accordance with regulations designed to provide support for those in need.

The council also discussed the results of the 26th meeting of the region’s governors, and praised the king for his directives designed to preserve security and help people throughout the Kingdom.