Sanaa – A statement issued by the Yemeni presidency on Saturday evening said they supported all parties facing the coup allies, which they described as “an arm of the Persian Iranian project in Yemen” in the first comment on former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s call for a popular uprising against the Houthis.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi said all those who have identified a clear position in support of the popular uprising aimed at ending the coup and the restoration of the state “will all be partners in the present and future of Yemen”.
Yemen's General People's Congress (GPC) forces, allied to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, gained control of key areas in the capital Sanaa on Saturday. The forces expelled Houthis from Mahwit city and were also able to control the defense ministry complex in Sanaa.
The statement was issued after a meeting between Hadi and his advisers to form a broad national alliance in the face of the militias Houthi. He said that the Houthi militias had been seeking “in various ways to reproduce the model of the mandate of the Iranian jurist, and bet on the decision of Yemen and its sovereignty to the malignant evil and mischief in Qom and Tehran”.
The statement also hailed the serious stance taken to face the Houthi militias, calling on all the Yemeni people in the capital Sanaa and the rest of the provinces to take up a popular uprising against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.
Hadi’s office also commended the continuous support of the Arab alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the response to get rid of the “worst bloody sectarian coup supported by Iran”.