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UNSC hails decrees issued by Yemeni President

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 14:12

Sana’a: The UN Security Council on Friday extended a welcome to the decrees issued by Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to reshape the military, and called on all parties in Yemen to "work to ensure their prompt implementation."

In a statement issued to the press here, the Security Council "affirmed that such steps were consistent with the Transition Agreement and Security Council Resolutions 2014 (2011) and 2051 (2012), and supported the goals and objectives of the National Dialogue Conference."

“The members of the Security Council called on all parties in Yemen to support the president`s decrees and to work to ensure their prompt implementation," the statement said.

Hadi issued the decrees on Wednesday to end the military grip of rival forces in the upheaval against the former president in 2011.

As a result, General Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the eldest son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his relatives were removed from the army and appointed posts in Yemeni diplomatic missions abroad.

Saleh`s opponent General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who joined the anti-government protests two years ago, was also dismissed from the northern regional command and named the president`s advisor for security and military affairs.

The decrees also put forward military reforms of the divided army by dismantling the rival forces into seven military regions and putting them under unified commands, which was hailed across the country.


First Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 14:12
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