Yemeni Information Minister Muammar al-Eryani confirmed that Al Masirah channel belonging to the Houthi militias has been suspended from broadcasting on Nilesat over accusations of running sectarian programming.
The minister said that the suspension of the channel from broadcasting came after the efforts exerted by the legitimate government represented by the Ministry of Information and supported by the Arab coalition.
The minister said in a statement to the Yemeni news agency SABA that the ministry is also seeking to stop previously official channels that have been hijacked by the Houthis militia in Sanaa, which include the Yemen, Aden and Sheba outlets. “These are false copies of government channels that broadcast their sectarian poison and incite violence and hatred among Yemeni society,” the ministry said.
The information minister said that the world recognizes only one government and one leadership of the Yemen people represented by President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi.
The French satellite of Eutelsat denies the assertion that it has decided to suspend the mentioned channels.