Gulf Arab states slam Houthi ‘coup d'etat’ in Yemen

The GCC also urged the Houthi rebels to surrender control of state institutions. (File Photo)

The Gulf Cooperation Council on Wednesday slammed the acts of Houthi rebels in Yemen as “terrorist” and called on the Shiite group to vacate the presidential palace and release a presidential aide, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.

Yemen's minority Shiite Houthi fighters have taken up guard at President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s home but stress that they have not toppled him after two days of fighting.

In a statement, the Gulf Arab foreign ministers meeting in Saudi Arabia considered the violence in Sanaa on Jan. 20 a “coup d'etat,” according to Reuters news agency.

The GCC also urged the Houthi rebels to surrender control of state institutions.
 

(With Reuters)

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