Yemen FM says Saleh bid to stir trouble will fail

Dubai - "Saleh took a wrong turn when he allied himself with the Houthis militias and Iran," Yassin added.

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Published: Thu 15 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 15 Oct 2015, 10:33 AM

Ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh deludes himself with his attempts to bring about unrest between the GCC countries that battle to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Yemen Foreign Minister Dr Riyad Yassin said while speaking to news website.
In a reply to a question on the statements made by Saleh, who claimed that he has no enmity with the UAE, Yassin said: "The intentions of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh have become evident to all in terms of his attempts to make troubles and arouse turmoil. He is mistaken in his bids to draw the sympathy of the UAE or his attempts to arouse unrest between the Arab countries joining the coalition."
"Saleh took a wrong turn when he allied himself with the Houthis militias and Iran," Yassin added.
Yassin said the statements made by Saleh were mere contradictions, which indicate nothing but his helplessness. Replying to Saleh declaration to observe the UN resolution No 2216, Dr Yassin said: "The real truce expected in Yemen must be on ground, with the withdrawal of Houthis militias and ceasing all types of violence and terrorism acts."
"There are unarguable things that need no consultation in advance to proceed with such as ceasing the infringements of the militias, bombing civilians and residential areas, and releasing people that were held prisoners in Houthis' jails." Yassin said, adding when the rebels fulfill this point, the required truce can be met then.
Dr Yassin said there is already an existent truce at areas liberated from the grip of the militias, yet what Saleh demands is just a fallacy, which we did not touch its results on ground.
Asked about what Saleh wants in the coming period, Dr Yassin said: "All what Saleh hopes is to get a safe exit from Yemen.

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