Coalition reiterates support to legitimacy and unity in Yemen

  • Monday 19, August 2019 11:18 PM
  • Coalition reiterates support to legitimacy and unity in Yemen
Sharjah 24 – BNA: Colonel Turki Al Malki, official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, affirmed that the Coalition's operations are continued to support Yemen's stability, restore legitimacy and liberate all Yemeni cities from the presence of Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militias and extremist groups, adding that the coalition supports development and maintains potentials of the Yemeni people.
During a press conference of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition held in Riyadh Monday, Colonel Al Malki said that the escalation in Aden, Yemen's interim capital, by the Transitional Council was unfortunate because the events have moved into a dangerous level in this period which resulted in many deaths, martyrs and injuries.

Al-Malki pointed out that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition worked with all political and social components and the legitimate Yemeni government to achieve calm and engage in a dialogue.

The spokesman for the Coalition Forces, "Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen", appreciated the acceptance of the Transitional Council and the Yemeni government of the upcoming dialogue, which came in accordance with the joint action of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Subsequently, a team of Joint Forces Command of the Coalition from Saudi Arabia and UAE formed a joint committee to oversee the withdrawal of the military forces of the Transitional Council from the units and headquarters that have been controlled, indicating that the process of withdrawal actually began from these government headquarters, including Aden Hospital, Central Bank, Judiciary and Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers.

Colonel Al Malki highlighted the latest developments in Yemen as well as Houthi breaches and threats against regional and international security in addition to operations targeting Houthi capabilities in the Yemeni territories.

He also pointed out violations committed by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militias through targeting international civil objects and civilians, as well as violations of the international humanitarian law by using drones which target civil objects and civilians with Iranian weapons.

The spokesperson affirmed a continuation of humanitarian and relief operations via land, sea and air ports.