Oct 21, 2018, 10:32 AM
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Yemen urges lifting Security Council boycotts against the nation

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – Yemen's parliament in a letter on Saturday called on the president and members of the United Nations Security Council to end sanctions against the country.

According to Yemen News Agency (SABA), Yemen urged the Security Council to lift sanctions set forth in resolutions 2140 in 2014 and 2216 in 2016 against Yemeni citizens.

Yahya Ali al-Ra'ee, speaker of Yemen's parliament, said he hopes for removing sanctions against Yemeni citizens, including Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who has had no role in political decision-making process and has not violated Yemeni laws and international law.

Al-Ra'ee expressed hope that the United Nations Security Council will help improve the situation in Yemen by lifting sanctions against Yemeni citizens.

The house speaker, in another letter, expressed gratitude to Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for his stance on the Yemeni people.

Since March 26, 1994, a coalition of several Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and the go-ahead and assistance from the United States launched assaults on Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country under the pretext of bringing the ousted Yemeni President Mansour Hadi back to office.

The Saudi incursion into Yemen has thus far claimed the lives of 16,000 innocent Yemenis and has razed the country to the ground.


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