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Socotra Governor paid visit to Yemen’s Western Coast Front
[18 June 2018]
Deputy of Sanaa province paid a visit to Nehm front
[18 June 2018]
Health Ministry: humanitarian disaster will result in closure of Hodeidah port
[17 June 2018]
President sends condolences on death of Sheikh Al-Sammad
[17 June 2018]
Interior Ministry ‘s officials visit security points in Ibb, Dhamar
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4 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike hits Hodeidah
[18 June 2018]
Aggression warplanes launch 12+ strikes on Hodeidah
[18 June 2018]
Update: Leaders of mercenaries killed in army’s drone strikes on Western coast
[18 June 2018]
Yemen air force carries out drone strikes on Western Coast
[18 June 2018]
Saudi-led airstrike destroys home in Marib
[18 June 2018]
 
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Report: Army achieves great victories on battlefronts over 24 hours
[18 June 2018]
Only 5% of army, popular committees defend Hodeidah: Military official
[18 June 2018]
Report: Over 43 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen over 24 hours
[18 June 2018]
Report: Army kills, injures dozens of Saudi troops, destroys vehicles on 24 hours
[17 June 2018]
Report: African immigrant killed in Saudi-led air, ground attacks over 24 hours
[17 June 2018]
 
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Foreign Minister congratulates his Icelandic counterpart on National Day
[18 June 2018]
President meets with UN Special Envoy to Yemen
[18 June 2018]
Prime Minister meets UN envoy, reviews horizon of political solution
[18 June 2018]
Minister of Health meets UN envoy
[18 June 2018]
Foreign Minister meets UN envoy
[17 June 2018]
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Boycott not to affect presidential election: says US ambassador
[16/February/2012]

SANA'A, Feb. 16 (Saba) - The US ambassador to Yemen said on Thursday said that the Houthi group and southern movement's boycott would not affect the early presidential election to be hold on 21 February.

In a press conference held in the US embassy in Sana'a, Gerald Feierstein pointed to regional and international commitment to succeed the presidential election.

"We are working with the national reconciliation government for achieving the election successfully and ensuring as much as possible of participation in the voting day," he said.

He expected security challenges during the election, saying it would be "the beginning, and not the end, of the transitional phase."

Feierstein hailed the political parties' fulfillment of the Gulf initiative and the related achieved steps, topped by the actions taken by the government to secure the elections.

"Despite the political achievements, we have not seen any progress in the economic field", the US ambassador said, stressing the importance of ending the Yemeni citizens' suffering due to deterioration of basic services.

He accentuated the need of conducting the "national dialogue" between the various political parties, scheduled to be taken place after the presidential election, adding that the dialogue would address all legitimate demands including the issues of Sa'ada and the South region as well as adopting the constitutional reforms.

He expressed his optimism about Houthi group's participating in the dialogue. "We want Houthis to take part in the national dialogue, and abandon violence and armed action."

Concerning the armed and security forces, Feierstein said it would be restructured after the presidential election. "I will not name any person, but I expect the involvement of all leaders".

He criticized the protests within the government institutions, in particular military units, affirming the legal actions against any government leaders accused of corruption must be taken. "The accused should have the opportunity to defend themselves", he underlined.

Regarding the President Ali Abdullah Saleh's political activity, Feierstein said the US does not have any reservation about the President's political activities after ending his current presidential term, via leading the General People Congress Party.

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