UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs talks to the media during a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP)

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the people and considered that any future decisions should not exclude anyone but that it cannot be based on the coup that took place in 2014.

Gargash also stressed in tweets posted on Monday that a political solution remains the priority in Yemen.

“The political path remains the basis of any solution in the Yemeni crisis, an agreement that brings together Yemenis, prevents Iranian intervention, and addresses the issues of terrorism, the future of the south and the nature of the government,” Gargash said.

“Saleh's last speech shows an apparent disagreement with the Houthi partner on power in the areas of the coup, and it remains that it may represent an opportunity to break the political deadlock devoted by the Houthi intransigence,” the minister added.

It is worth noting that the frequency of differences between former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi militias who mounted a coup have been escalating in recent weeks, the latest of which was attack by Saleh on Saturday after the Houthis accused officials of the so-called Revolutionary Committees of corruption and abuse of public funds, threatening at the same time not to leave Sanaa in the event of chaos.

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