SANA'A, Sep. 13 (Saba) - The government and the military affairs committee strongly condemned on Thursday the assault on the U.S. embassy in Sana'a, during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
In its statement, the government expressed its absolute refusal of the assault, stressing that it would provide required security measures to protect the diplomatic embassies and missions in Yemen.
The blame should not be placed on the U.S. government for this disgraceful and immoral film, as its production has not linked to the U.S. administration or its attitudes to Islam, however Washington should take actions against the film's producers under the national and international laws and conventions criminalizing acts stir up commotion on the basis of race, color or religion, the government said.
"This incident will not affect on the Yemeni-US distinctive relations," the statement said, welcoming the President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi's orders to form a committee to identify the incident's circumstances and punish the offenders and instigators.
Meanwhile, the military affairs committee said it would consider any attack on the public and private institutions, embassies and consulates as a terrorist sabotage act.
All the security units and officers have been ordered to deal strictly with any violent and sabotage act, the committee said.
President Hadi expressed deepest regret for the incident, saying that assaulters were demagogic groups do not aware of the far-goals schemes of Zionist forces, especially those ones, who have authored and published the insulting movie.
He expressed his personal apology to the U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. people, confirming that he is following the situation very closely.
Early today, thousands of protesters attacked on Thursday the American embassy in protest at an American-made video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad.