IPU confirms support for legitimacy in Yemen

Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2017-04-03 03:00ID: 1491164917214927400JEDDAH: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) confirmed its support for Yemen’s unity, sovereignty and legitimate leadership, and rejected the coup by the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.This came during the meeting of the Yemeni parliamentary delegation that is taking part in the IPU conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Yemeni delegation — headed by the vice chairman of Yemen’s Parliament, Muhammad Al-Shaddadi — reviewed the situation in Yemen, including continuous violations against the Yemeni people by Iran-supported rebels.The delegation said these militias practice terrorism and racist discrimination, Yemen’s official news agency reported.Al-Shaddadi met with IPU President Saber Chowdhury and Secretary-General Martin Chungong.They discussed the state of Yemen’s Parliament, which was closed by rebels, who arrested MPs and threatened to kill them.The Parliament was moved to the temporary capital Aden as a result, but has not yet been established. The Yemeni delegation invited Chowdhury and Chungong to visit Aden.
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